ARLINGTON, Va. - Marymount women's lacrosse junior Holly Reik tied her season-high with 14 saves, including nine in the second half, but the Saints were limited by 27 turnovers as they suffered their first loss of the season Friday, 14-5 versus Arcadia at Long Bridge Park.
With four-straight wins to start the season, Marymount (4-1) tied the record for best start in program history, equaling the 4-0 start set in 2013. The loss was also the first in the last eight games for the Saints.
Reik totaled 14 saves for the third time this season which is one shy of her career high. Senior Abby Wescott finished with three points on two goals and one assist.
Arcadia (2-2) opened the game by scoring the first three goals and never trailed. Wescott got Marymount on the board with 21:34 remaining in the first half before scoring her second with 5:18 left to pull the Saints within two, 5-3.
However, the Knights scored two goals just 22 seconds apart to take a 7-3 halftime lead.
Junior Bridgette Stacom opened the second half with her 12th goal of the season less than four minutes in, but Arcadia responded with the next seven-straight to take a 14-4 advantage with 7:02 to play. Junior Kelly Campbell then capped the scoring with a free-position tally with 1:06 remaining.
The Knights held a 35-17 advantage in shots and a 25-16 margin in ground balls. Senior Kellen Cannon finished with one goal, three caused turnovers, two ground balls and two draw controls.
The Saints will play the second of three home games in four days on Saturday when they host Penn State Abington at 1 p.m.