The Eagles opened the game by jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the opening eight minutes. The Captains responded with six of the next eight goals to take a 7-6 advantage in the next 10 minutes of play. The Eagles closed the half by scoring the final four goals of the frame to take a 10-7 lead to halftime.
In the second half, the Eagles scored the first two goals, and the two teams traded scores the rest of the half, as UMW held on for the four-goal win. Sophomore Keller Torrey (Roswell, Ga., Centennial) had three goals, while Lauren Callison (Stevensville, Md., Kent Island) and Katie Wallis (Cypress, Texas, Cy-Creek) each had two for UMW.
The Eagles led in shots, 38-34, and had 19 ground balls to 14 for the Captains. Junior Danni Guigli had 11 saves for Mary Washington, who will host Frostburg State University on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.