Men’s and women’s lacrosse team split wins with Ursinus

By Julia Sparco

Elm Staff Writer

The Washington College men’s lacrosse team took to Athey Field on Wednesday, April 7 against the Ursinus Bears. The Shoremen were defeated by the Bears at 18–6. 

Senior captain Joe Maimone kicked off the game with the first goal, but in response, the Bears scored eight goals unanswered. 

Near the end of the second quarter, sophomore Brady McFalls was able to score off an assist from sophomore Logan Clefisch. Senior Luke Brennan and sophomore Kain Domenech scored right after for the Shoremen. 

However, after the answer of three goals from the Shoremen, the Bears finished off the game by scoring 10 more times. 

“It was not the outcome that we wanted, but I thought that people were playing hard and were competitive.” senior Keen Griffin said.

“Yeah, it was a hard loss,” Rosario said. “We came out a little flat and that momentum change really set the pace for the game.” 

Overall, Brennan had two goals, McFalls had a goal and an assist. Domenech, McFalls, and Maimone scored once during the game. 

Senior captain Chris Del Rosario played as goalie the entire game, allowing 18 goals, but saving nine. Senior Joey Sivo led the team with five ground balls. 

“It was a challenging game, but it has pointed out many holes that we need to work on, and we are eager to fix them before our next game against Franklin and Marshall [College],” Domenech said. “We have three games left, and we all know we are capable of making a run.” 

The Shoremen will face Franklin and Marshall College next at the Athey Field at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.

The WC women’s lacrosse team also faced the Bears this past week ending victorious at 18–3. 

Junior Colleen Keefe achieved career highs during this game with seven goals and three assists.  Freshman Ashley Devlin trailed behind Keefe in stats with three goals and five assists.

Senior captain Anna Bennett also had two goals and three assists along with junior Olivia Miller scoring three goals. Freshman Morgan Sutherland had a single goal and assist. 

For the Shorewomen’s defense, freshman Abby Laubach had 11 draw wins and senior captain Meghan Dean had four ground balls against the Bears.

In the goal, sophomore Sydney Wingate played the entire game with six saves and only  three goals allowed.

Following this game Keefe and Devlin were named Shorewomen of the Week by WC. Keefe was also selected by the Centennial Conference as Offensive Player of the Week for women’s lacrosse. 

“Our win against Ursinus was such a great team effort, as we reach the middle of our season our team is looking so cohesive,” junior Chloe Sass said. “We’ve really been able to put our skill sets together in order to produce some great lacrosse.”

“I would say our game against Ursinus couldn’t have gone better,” junior Molly Sharpe said. “Our success this past weekend was an entire team effort, as every member of our team contributed on and off the field.”

The Shorewomen will play again on Saturday, April 17 at 12 p.m. against visiting Franklin and Marshall College. 

Featured Photo caption: Junior Olivia Miller passes the ball to a fellow teammate. Photo by Ben Wang.

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