Lacrosse teams split games before final week of the season

By Jensyn Hartzell
Sports Editor

On Wednesday, April 20, the Washington College women’s lacrosse team headed to Collegeville, Pa. to face Ursinus College. The Shorewomen captured a Centennial Conference win against the Bears.

During the first quarter, senior Molly Sharpe cut the Bears’ lead in half, 2–1, at the three-minute mark. She was followed by sophomore Morgan Sutherland with another goal 30 seconds later to tie the game.

Sharpe scored again two minutes into the second quarter to put the Shorewomen ahead, 3–2. The Bears responded with a three-point run to steal the lead back. Sharpe was able to score again in the final three minutes.

The score was 5–4, Bears, at halftime. Both teams scored once in the third quarter.

The final quarter saw Sutherland assist freshman Tobin Chambers to tie the score at 6–6. The Bears scored once more while the Shorewomen pulled ahead.

Sophomore Ellie Morrall tacked on two unassisted goals, Chambers added one more, and Sharpe scored with help from sophomore Abby Laubach.

The Shorewomen won at 10–7. Sharpe led the team with five points, which was also her career-high. Junior Sydney Wingate had four saves in the goal and her career-best of five ground balls.

On Saturday, April 23, the Shorewomen took on the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats in Lancaster, Pa.

The in-Conference game kicked off with the Shorewomen in the lead by two points with goals from sophomore Ashley Devlin and Labauch. The Diplomats scored once, but Sharpe finished off the quarter with a goal.

The Shorewomen increased their lead by one in the first five minutes of the second quarter, but the Diplomats pulled ahead with a scoring run. At halftime, the score was 8–4, Diplomats.

The second half saw the Diplomats further their lead over the Shorewomen, ultimately winning at 18–6.

The Shorewomen’s  Conference record fell to 3–4 with an overall record of 5–9. They will play their final regular-season game on Saturday, April 30, against Dickinson College on Kibler Field at 4 p.m. This will also be the Shorewomen’s Senior Day.

The WC men’s lacrosse team challenged the McDaniel College Green Terror on Wednesday, April 20. The Shoremen traveled to Westminster, Md. to compete.

The game started with senior Ewan Temple scoring the first two goals of the game, both assisted by sophomore Mac Hale, in the first three minutes. Hale assisted the next goal, shot by freshman Ben Dickinson, shortly after.

The Shoremen ended the first quarter with a lead of 4–1 and continued into the second quarter with a four-point run, started by an assist by junior Kain Domenech to sophomore Trevor Ivatts.

At halftime, the Shoremen led 8–4 over the Green Terror.

Sophomore Dylan Kilroy scored first in the third quarter.

The Green Terror responded with two points, but Dickinson finished off the third with two more points, assisted by Temple and Hale.

Both teams scored three points in the fourth quarter, which led the Shoremen to their third consecutive victory at 14–9.

Temple led the team in points scored at five and tied with Hale for the team-best of four assists. Senior Ryan Leahy had eight saves in the goal.

The Shoremen also faced the in-Conference Franklin & Marshall Diplomats on Saturday, April 23, in Lancaster, Pa.

The Diplomats outscored the Shoremen 3–0 in the first quarter, but junior Luke Brennan put the Shoremen on the board at the thirteen minute mark in the second quarter. The Shoremen scored three more times in the quarter, but couldn’t overcome the Diplomats’ lead.

Sophomore Gabe Velasquez scored in the first 10 seconds of the second half, putting the overall score at 8–5, Diplomats.

The final quarter began with the Shoremen falling behind, 11–5. Velasquez scored quickly again for the Shoremen, but the Diplomats pushed further ahead. Ivatts and Domenech each supplied a goal in an attempt to catch up to the Diplomats, but the Shoremen fell, 16–8.

Leahy racked up 20 saves against the Diplomats. Temple tied Velasquez for team-best at two goals and Dickinson for team-best at two assists.

The Shoremen’s overall record stands at 4–9 with a Conference record of 3–4. They will play their final game of their regular season on Saturday, April 30, at the Kibler Field against Dickinson College at 1 p.m. The game will be the Shoremen’s Senior Day.

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