Women’s lacrosse finish with a 13-3 win for their last game of the 2020 season

The Shorewomen end with a 2-3 season record overall

By Jensyn Hartzell

Elm Staff Writer

The Washington College Women’s Lacrosse team spent their spring break practicing hard and competing in two games. The first occurred on Monday at their home field against the nationally ranked #10 Catholic University.

The Shorewomen were able to score the first two of the game’s three goals. But the Cardinals responded with a run of three goals to steal the lead. WC went on a run of their own to tie the game 5-5, including a goal from freshman Hannah Lee, assisted by junior Anna Bennett after she made a turnover.

The next half began with four straight goals from Catholic. They continued to dictate the game, but sophomore Sydney Allender was able to break their run with a goal with 20 minutes remaining.

WC was able to score four points overall in the half, leaving the ending score to be 14-9, Catholic. Sophomore Colleen Keefe had the game-high of goals (three) and senior Lauren Brenner had a career-best and game-high of four assists.

Freshman goalie Sydney Wingate had the game-high of eight saves, while junior Meghan Dean had a career-best and game-high of ground balls. Senior Melissa Donato and junior Catherine Keirn tied for the game-high of turnovers (four). 

The Shorewomen then traveled to Glassboro, New Jersey to compete against the Rowan Owls on Wednesday, March 11.

This sadly became the last game of the season for the Shorewomen as the rapid spread of COVID-19 forced the Conference to cancel all remaining games for the safety of the athletes.

The game started off with a bang as Brenner assisted senior Aubrey Robinson to score with the first 15 seconds of the game. With 17 minutes left in the first half, Keefe was able to score twice in a row to raise the score to 4-0, WC. Sophomore Liv Miller was able to cap the 6-0 run with a goal, assisted by freshman Ellie Morrall.

Rowan was able to sneak one goal in with 12 minutes remaining in the half, but Bennett and Keefe scored to increase their lead even more. The second half began with four goals from the Shorewomen, giving them a 12-1 lead, including Allender with senior Molly Johnston as the helper.

Rowan scored twice more, but the final score ended at 13-3, WC. Keefe scored the game-high and her career-high of four goals. Brenner had the game-high of three assists and Keirn and Donato both had the game-high of three ground balls.

Wingate and freshman Brigid Monahan had the game-high of four saves in the goal.

Dean said, “The last game we had together against Rowan it was really amazing because we finally put everything together and it really showed. Of course, it is sad because our season ended early, but I am so glad that it ended with a bang and couldn’t ask a better group of girls to end it with.”

The team had five seniors, who played their last game against Rowan. They included Kayla Catts, Molly Johnston, Melissa Donato, Aubrey Robinson, and Lauren Brenner. Catts and Robinson are both captains of the team.

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