Both lacrosse teams collect wins before Conference play

By Jordan Fairchild
Elm Staff Writer

While students of Washington College left for spring break, the student-athletes of the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams remained in town to compete in several games each.

On Friday, March 11, the Shoremen challenged Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Shoremen 8–12.

Sophomore Trevor Ivatts and junior Brady McFalls had two assists and two goals each during the game in addition to another two goals from senior Ewan Temple.

Senior goalkeeper Ryan Leahy had 10 saves.

On Wednesday, March 16, the Shoremen faced Widener University at home on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium, securing a 17–7 victory over the Pride.

Junior Luke Brennan scored the only goal of the first quarter, which put the Shoremen on the board first. The Shoremen had a 3–2 lead by halftime.

In the third quarter, the Pride took a 5–4 lead. Brennan tied the game with an assisted goal from McFalls, which started an 11-goal scoring run for the Shoremen.

The Shoremen scored the first seven goals during the fourth quarter, which widened their lead to 15–5 with 7:09 left on the clock.

The Shoremen capped the score by tallying two of the last three goals during the remainder of the competition.

McFalls and Temple both finished the game with three assists and tied for the game-high of goals at four. Brennan was behind them with three goals, his career-best, and three assists.

On Saturday, March 19, the Shoremen traveled to face St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The Seahawks took down the Shoremen by a narrow margin of 15–12.

The Shoremen had a 7-6 lead entering halftime, but the Seahawks scored five goals during the third quarter, giving them a lead which the Shoremen could not catch up.

Domenech achieved his career-high and the game-high of four goals. Temple tallied four goals as well and passed two assists. Leahy tacked on 15 saves for the Shoremen.

After spring break, the Shoremen have an overall record of 1–4. They will play Muhlenberg College in their first Centennial Conference game of the 2022 season on Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. on the Kibler Field.

“The biggest focus we have going into Conference play is being able to keep calm and collected on the field and being well-established with great team effort,” McFalls said.

“We try to make the game more complicated than it needs to be,” Domenech said. “As a team, we have to come with more intensity and effort because it makes the entire team better and pushes us.”

The Shorewomen also traveled to Ashland, Va. on March 12 to compete against the Yellow Jackets, reigning victorious at 11–5.

Three minutes into the first quarter, senior Colleen Keefe put the Shorewomen on the board. The Yellow Jackets tied the game shortly after, but the Shorewomen scored another goal to take the lead, 2–1.

The Shorewomen had the lead at halftime, 5–3, and would hold onto it for the remainder of the competition.

With 12:36 left in the fourth quarter, Keefe tallied her 100th career point.

According to the WC Athletics website, she is the 31st player in the history of the program at the College to score 100 career points. Keefe had four goals and three assists during the game.

Sophomore Morgan Sutherland tacked on two goals as well and junior goalkeeper Sydney Wingate had seven saves.

On Wednesday, March 16, the Shorewomen were defeated by the St. Mary College of Maryland’s Seahawks, 24–18.

The Shorewomen were ahead 5–4 at the end of the first quarter, but fell behind at halftime.

During the third quarter, the Shorewomen stole back the lead, 15-14, but the Seahawks answered back with a six-goal run to close out the third quarter. The Shorewomen were unable to catch up for the remainder of the fourth.

Sophomore Abby Laubach had a career-high four goals and three assists, and caused two turnovers. Keefe and Morrall had five goals apiece, a career-high for Morrall. Sutherland finished the game with three goals.

Freshman goalkeeper Emily Markley had 10 saves during the game.

“This past week, we definitely brought energy and effort to the field,” sophomore Mackenzie Boughey said. “We were committed to the smaller details that make all the difference and adapting to what we were seeing on the field.”

“Every practice and game we put all challenges that are out of our control aside and give 100% effort,” Keefe said. “Our goal is to make it to the Conference Championship.”

The Shorewomen have an overall record of 2–4 this season and will go on to play Mary Washington College on Wednesday, March 23, at 4 p.m. at the Kibler Field.

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Featured Photo Caption: Keefe scores 100th career point as Shorewoman against Yellow Jackets.

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