Shoremen lacrosse steal first Conference wins from Garnets and Fords while women’s fall in tight game

By Jensyn Hartzell
Sports Editor

The Washington College men’s lacrosse team earned their first Centennial Conference win on Wednesday, April 13, against the Swarthmore College Garnets in Swarthmore, Pa.

The Shoremen began the first quarter by scoring three points to the Garnets’ single point in the first 10 minutes.

Junior Luke Brennan scored off of an assist from junior Kain Domenech. Senior Ewan Temple scored twice, once assisted by junior Logan Clefisch and then by senior Kyle Gittelman.

The Fords scored once more, but junior Brady McFalls put the Shoremen in the lead again to finish the first half at 4–3

Both teams scored twice in the second quarter. McFalls scored his second consecutive point and Temple scored his third point, both assisted by Domenech.

The score was 6–4, Shoremen, entering the second half.

After halftime, the Garnets outscored the Shoremen, 2-1, in the third quarter. Temple scored again, but the Garnets responded with two goals within five minutes.

With eight minutes remaining in the final quarter, the Garnets tied the game at 7–7. Temple scored around the five-minute mark, but the Garnets responded a minute later to tie the game again.

In the final minute of the competition, Brennan fed freshman Ben Dickinson who scored on a behind-the-back shot to secure the Shoremen’s victory at 9–8.

Dickinson was also named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game.

Senior Ryan Leahy racked up 20 saves in the goal and Temple led the team with five goals. Domenech had his career-best and team-best of four assists, similar to sophomore Jack Theriault, who had his career- and team-best of seven ground balls.

The Shoremen captured their second Conference win in Haverford, Pa. on Saturday, April 16, against the Haverford College Fords.

The Shoremen and Fords matched each other in scoring until the final quarter, where the Shoremen outshot the Fords 5–3.

In the first five minutes of the match, sophomore Trevor Ivatts put the Shoremen on the board first, assisted by Clefisch. Brennan assisted freshman Cory Morgan to tie the game at 2–2 by the end of the quarter.

The Fords took the lead at 4–2 in the second quarter until freshman Ben Dickinson stopped their run with help from Domenech, starting a four-point run. Ivatts scored, unassisted; Dickinson scored again, assisted by Temple. Sophomore Mac Hale set Templeup  to cap the run for the Shoremen.

At halftime, the score was 6–6. Temple scored the Shoremen’s pair of goals in the third quarter. The Fords responded with two goals.

The Shoremen pushed ahead with a quick start in the fourth quarter. Brennan scored in the first 30 seconds, followed by goals from Ivatts and Dickinson in the next five minutes.

Sophomore Dylan Kilroy put the Shoremen ahead of the Fords, 15–10, who attempted to catch up in the final five minutes, but were unsuccessful.

The competition ended at 15–12, Shoremen.

Ivatts and Temple led the team with four goals each. Brennan had the team-high of three assists and Leahy led with 12 saves in the goal and five ground balls.

The Shoremen’s season record is 3–8 and their Conference record increased to 2–3. They will play again on Saturday, April 23, against in-Conference Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. at noon.

On Saturday, April 16, the WC women’s lacrosse team challenged the Haverford College Fords for a Conference match in Haverford, Pa.

The Fords outscored the Shorewomen 3–4 in the first quarter. Sophomore Morgan Sutherland fed fellow sophomore Abby Laubach to  tie the game 1–1 with 14 minutes left, but the Fords pulled ahead.

During the second quarter, the Shorewomen tied the score again after senior Molly Sharpe shot in a free position. The Fords responded with a short three-goal run until senior Colleen Keefe and sophomore Elli Bossi scored.

With three minutes remaining until halftime, the Fords scored twice more and the Shorewomen three times. The score was 10–8, Fords, entering the second half.

Keefe scored her third goal of the competition to start the third quarter, which was followed by the two teams going shot for shot until time ran out.

Sophomore Ashley Devlin cut the Fords lead to one at 12-11 in the final 30 seconds of the quarter.

The Fords didn’t allow the Shorewomen to take the lead in the final quarter. The Shorewomen managed three goals, but fell to the Fords, 16–14.

Keefe led the team in goals at four. Laubach seconded her with two goals and had the game-high of two assists. Bossi also had two goals. Junior goalie Sydney Wingate had an overall of 10 saves in goal.

The Shorewomen’s Conference record now lies at 2–3 and their overall record at 4–8. They will take on Franklin & Marshall College on Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m.

Photo by Grace Hazelhurst

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