By Jensyn Hartzell
The Washington College lacrosse teams opened their 2022 season on Saturday, Feb. 26.
The Shoremen kicked their season off in Lexington, Va. against the Washington and Lee University Generals, who took an early lead in the first period by scoring the first two points of the competition.
Sophomore Trevor Ivatts cut the lead in half with a goal, bringing the score to 2–1. Yet, the Generals gained two more goals to secure their lead entering the second period, 4–1.
The Generals continued to broaden their lead with a four-point run, but junior Luke Brennan put a stop to it with a goal assisted by senior Ewan Temple. The Generals responded with another goal, leaving the score at 8–2 entering the second half.
The third period saw a six-point run from the Generals, but the Shoremen answered with a run of their own in the final period.
Freshman Ben Dickinson scored the Shoremen’s third point in the first minute of the fourth period. The Generals added three more goals.
The Shoremen responded with a five-point run, ignited by junior Brady McFalls. Freshman Cory Morgan nabbed two goals, and Ivatts finished with his second goal of the game.
The Generals remained in the lead of the game, ending at 17–7.
Ivatts and Morgan led the team with two goals each and Temple led in assists with three. Senior Ryan Leahy had nine saves in the goal and senior Kyle Gittelman achieved the game-high of seven ground balls.
The Shoremen’s overall record now stands at 0–1. They will play again on Saturday, March 5, against Stockton University on the Kibler Field at 4 p.m.
The Shorewomen took on the Stevenson University Mustangs on Saturday, Feb. 26, in Owings Mills, Md. for their season-opener.
The Mustangs scored first, but junor Ellie Morrall tied the game a minute later with a goal. The Shorewomen took the lead when senior Sydney Allender scored twice along with a single goal from fellow senior Molly Sharpe.
The Shorewomen continued their scoring run with another goal from Sharpe, assisted by sophomore Ashley Devlin.
Senior Colleen Keefe scored two more goals within a minute of each other, the second goal assisted by sophomore Morgan Sutherland. The Mustangs scored once more with less than a minute left before halftime.
The Shorewomen led 6–3 entering the second half. They extended their lead with three more goals from Devlin, Morreall, and Keefe.
Sutherland and Morrall scored next, raising the Shorewomen’s lead to 11–3, with less than 10 minutes remaining in the third period.
The Mustangs put a stop to the Shorewomen’s run with a single goal, but Keefe scored again off of an assist from sophomore Abby Laubach at the end of the third.
The fourth period saw the Mustangs cut the Shorewomen’s lead to 12–6, but Keefe had another pair of goals that restablished their eight-point lead. Both teams tacked on two more goals in the remainder of the game with Allender scoring once more to finalize the lead.
The Shorewomen were victorious, 16–8. Their record now stands at 1–0.
Keefe achieved the game-high of six goals and Devlin had the team-high of three assists. Junior Sydney Wingate had 11 saves in the goal.
According to the WC Athletics website, this was the first time the Shorewomen won a season-opener since their 2018 season against Albright College.
The Shorewomen will host Salisbury University on the Kibler Field at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, for their next game.
Elm Archive Photo
Featured Photo Caption: Keefe manages six goals against Mustangs, putting her above 80 career points for the Shorewomen.