By Julia Sparco
Elm Staff Writer
On March 10, the Washington College Shorewomen hosted the Rowan Profs at the Kibler Field.
In the first 12 minutes of the game, the Shorewomen scored an unanswered six goals
Senior captain Anna Bennett scored the first goal within the first 30 seconds of the game. Shortly after, freshman Morgan Sutherland scored. Junior Colleen Keefe scored the following two goals; junior Olivia Miller scored and freshman Morgan Sutherland finalized the run with her second goal at 6–0.
The Profs were able to make three goals by the end of the half, which ended at 7–3, Shorewomen.
In the beginning of the second half, the Profs scored once, but were answered by two goals by the Shorewomen, including Sutherland’s third goal of the game.
With two minutes remaining in the second half, freshman Ashley Devlin scored her first college career goal with an assist from junior Sydney Allender. This goal finalized the game at 14–5, Shorewomen.
“Our home opener against Rowan went very well,” junior Chloe Sass said. “We played as a cohesive team and we were able to get a win on Kibler field for the first time in over a year.”
For overall stats, sophomore starting goalie Sydney Wingate had five saves and only five goals allowed. Keefe had a personal high of five goals and one assist, Bennett and Sutherland both had three goals and one assist, and Miller had two goals.
Bennett also had seven draw controls, moving her into all-time 6th place of draws for WC women’s lacrosse; freshman Abby Laubach had five draw controls. The Shorewomen won 13 of the 21 draw controls throughout the game.
The Shorewomen also had 13 ground balls, went 5-for-6 in free position shots and 16-for-19 in clears. Overall, they outshot the Profs 36—12.
The game left the Shorewomen at a 1–1 record and Rowan at a 0–2 record.
“It was a great first team win and was awesome to see everything we’ve been working on at practice go into play,” Keefe said.
The Shorewomen will return to the Kibler Field on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12 p.m. against in-conference Gettysburg College.
“We have some things to clean up, but we’ll be ready for Gettysburg on Saturday,” Bennett said. “It’s a weird year, so we’re really all trying to just get as much time in as possible playing the sport we love.”
“We are excited for our next home game on Saturday against a really good Gettysburg team,” Keefe said.
The Shorewomen have not faced Gettysburg since the 2018–2019 season, where they played them twice, but lost both times.
Photo of junior Olivia Miller cradling the ball down the field. Photo by Ben Wang.