Men’s and women’s lacrosse face Mules in second to last game of season

By Julia Sparco 

Elm Staff Writer

On Saturday, April 24, the Muhlenberg College Mules swept the Washington College Shoremen lacrosse team in a 14–3 away game. This was a Centennial Conference game. 

After two goals from the Mules, sophomore Chase Orr was able to get the Shoremen on the board with an unassisted goal with five minutes left in the half. 

Sophomore Logan Clefisch also scored in the first half, but the Mules still led the half at 9–2. Junior Ewan Temple was able to score once in the second half, but the Mules ultimately won the game.

Senior Keen Griffin had his first career assist to Temple. 

Junior Kyle Gittelman had five ground balls and three turnovers. The Shoremen held the lead in ground balls by 33–32.

Senior captain Chris Del Rosario allowed 14 goals but saved 14 attempts. He played for the entirety of the game. 

“It was a really tough game, with an outcome we weren’t expecting, but our team still played hard,” Griffin said. “It’s always tough to lose.”

“I felt like we didn’t put it all out on the field this game, but Muhlenberg was a great team,” senior captain Burke McFillin said. “But we will be ready for our next game, especially because it’s our Senior Day.”

The next game for the Shoremen is on May 1, against the Dickinson College Devils at Kibler Field. This will also be the Senior Day for the Shoremen. 

The Shorewomen lacrosse team had a win against the Muhlenberg Mules, another Centennial Conference game, on April 25. 

The Shorewomen were down 6–5 with a little less than 15 minutes in the first half, but junior Sydney Allender was able to tie the score with an assist from junior Olivia Miller. 

Miller scored next, putting the Shorewomen in the lead for the remainder of the game. 

The game ended at an overall score of 19–12, Shorewomen. 

Senior captain Anna Bennett had three goals and a career high of five assists. Miller had three goals and one assist, and Allender had a career high of three goals and one assist. Junior Colleen Keefe had three goals, sophomore Elli Morrall had two goals and one assist. Both freshmen Abby Laubach and Morgan Sutherland had two goals. 

Sophomore goalie Sydney Wingate had four saves and allowed 12 goals. 

Bennett also had her career best in draw controls at 10. Laubach also had a personal high of six ground balls this game.

“It was an amazing game, everyone played so well,” Bennett said. “I’m proud to be a part of this team as we continue to do amazing things and show off our talent.”

Bennett was also named Centennial Conference Offensive Player the Week for her performance in this game. 

“This game was high energy the entire time, it was great,” senior captain Cat Keirn said. “It makes me excited to play our next game, but sad that it will be my grade’s last. The younger girls have so much talent though, I know they will keep up the good work even without us.” 

The Shorewomen’s next game is May 1 at the Kibler Field against the Dickinson College Devils, which is another Centennial Conference game. This will be their Senior Day as well.

Featured Photo caption: Shorewomen attempts to outrun an opponent. Photo by Mark Cooley.

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