By Julia Sparco
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College Shorewomen’s lacrosse team took a win over the Dickinson Red Devils at Kibler Field this past Saturday, May 1. This was a 13–10 win, making their overall season record 5–3 and their Centennial Conference record 4–2.
This game was also Senior Day for the Shorewomen. Seniors celebrated include: Anna Bennett, Meghan Dean, and Cat Keirn. All are team captains as well.
The senior’s overall four-year record was 32–17, and they qualified for two Centennial Conference Tournaments. Bennett ends her career as having the third greatest number of draws, 156, in Shorewomen lacrosse history.
The Shorewomen led the game at 3–0 early into the first quarter. The Red Devils were able to score five goals but remained short with an ending score of 7–5 at halftime.
The second half ended with a goal from freshman Ashley Devlin, assisted by junior Sydney Allender, in the last minute of the game. This goal capped the score at 13-10, Shorewomen.
Throughout the game, junior Colleen Keefe had the game’s high of goals at five, and Bennett and freshman Abby Laubach had two goals each. Allender, Devlin, and junior Molly Sharpe each had a single goal. Allender, Sharpe, and sophomore Ellie Morall all had two assists.
Defensively, Keirn had four ground balls and caused two turnovers for the Shorewomen. Dean had three ground balls and two turnovers as well. Morrall had four draw controls. The Shorewomen and the Red Devils had 11 turnovers each.
Sophomore Sydney Wingate played as goalie for the entire game. Wingate had a career best of 13 saves and was also named Goose Nation TV’s Shorewomen Player of the Game.
On the same Saturday, Shoremen lacrosse fell short to the Red Devils in overtime at 10–9.
This was the final game of the season, and Senior Day for the Shoremen; they celebrated seniors Chris Del Rosario, Joe Maimone, Charli Wittich, Keen Griffin, Burke McFillin, Sean Reilly, and Joey Sivo.
The Shoremen led the game in the first quarter at 4–3 and continued leading into the second half of the game at 7–3.
The Red Devils rallied in the third and fourth quarters. Within the final minute of the fourth quarter, the Red Devils were able to tie the game at 9–9 and force both teams into overtime.
During overtime, the Red Devils scored off of a turnover within the first two minutes, winning the game.
“Despite the final score, I couldn’t be prouder of my teammates,” junior Ewan Temple said. “The one thing we wanted to do was compete, and we did. This team is built on youth and I can’t thank these seniors enough for what they meant to the program.”
Throughout the game, Wittich and sophomore Brady McFalls each scored three goals. Maimone and Temple each scored once and had two assists. Sophomore Logan Clefisch had a single goal and assist. McFalls also had one assist.
Sophomore TC White had both a career high and game best of seven ground balls and three turnovers. Del Rosario played the entire game as goalie, allowing 10 goals and having seven saves.
Wittich was named Goose Nation TV’s Shoremen Player of the Game.
This was also Head Coach Jeff Shirk’s final game after 11 seasons, due to his decision to move on from WC.
“Saturday’s game was a hard one, and even though we didn’t end up on the winning side of the game, I am extremely proud of the way the guys played,” Del Rosario said. “We truly fought until the last whistle and we didn’t back down. We fought hard together as a team, and that’s why I am proud to be a part of the Shoremen family.”
The Shoremen end their season with an overall record of 2–6 and a Conference record of 1–5.
Both the Shoremen and Shorewomen lacrosse teams will play again this coming spring of 2022 in a regular season.
Featured Photo caption: Senior captain Joe Maimone passes the ball. Photo by Mark Cooley.