From the HCC sports desk:
CATONSVILLE, Md.—The Harford women’s lacrosse dropped its fifth straight in a 25-7 trouncing by No. 3 CCBC-Catonsville on Thursday night at Catonsville. The Fighting Owls (2-8, 1-5 MDJUCO) scored just two goals in the first half, but were much more competitive in the second stanza, allowing the Cardinals (10-1, 6-0 MDJUCO) just a three goal lead, 8-5, in the half.
The game was a physical one, with each team receiving three yellow cards, with a red card on a Cardinal palyer and an additional two yellow on the Cardinal bench, but Catonsville controlled the game from the start, jumping to a 9-0 lead, which included four goals from Emily Reese before freshman Melissa Warczynski (Street, Md./North Harford) would put the Owls on the board with 13:30 remaining.
Reese would finish the game with 11 points (7g, 2a) to lead the Cardinals, while Warczynski would pace Harford with five goals on the night.
After Harford’s first score, Catonsville would add five more to increase the lead, 14-1, before Warczynski added her second tally of the night with 5:15 left in the half. The Cardinals would score three more times before the horn to take a commanding, 17-2 lead into the break.
Catonsville would add two goals within the first five minutes of the start of the second before Harford tallied its first goal, a man-down affair, this time from sophomore Anna Pollitt (Aberdeen, Md./Havre de Grace), but the Cardinals would answer with their 20th just 45 seconds later.
Reese would add her seventh soon after, before Warczynski would add a goal with 21:10 left in the half. The Cardinals would tack on three more to take a 24-4 lead before Warczynski struck again with 11:55 left in the period.
The Owls would add a man-up goal with 4:12 to go as freshman Nicole Miller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) converted on a free-position shot after Caitlin Burns drew a yellow and red card. Catonsville would tally a man-down affair just 24 seconds later Harford tacked on its final goal with just two seconds remaining in regulation as Catonsville rolled to the 25-7 win.
Freshman goalkeeper Brittany MacKnew (Abingdon, Md./Bel Air) tallied 17 saves on the day, while Miller and Pollitt controlled two draws each.
The Fighting Owls return to competition on Tuesday when they host CCBC-Essex for a 6:00 p.m. game at Harford Stadium before closing out the regular season at home on Thursday against Anne Arundel.