Shorewomen lacrosse split Cent. Conference games

By Jensyn Hartzell
Sports Editor

The Washington College women’s lacrosse team played two Centennial Conference matches over the past week. 

The Shorewomen first hosted the McDaniel College Green Terror at Kibler Field on Wednesday, March 6.

During the first quarter of the Conference match, the Green Terror put themselves on the board first with two consecutive points, but sophomore Ashley Devlin assisted senior Sydney Allender to cut the lead.

The Green Terror responded with two more goals. Sophomore Abby Laubach scored at the seven minute mark, but the Green Terror pulled ahead again with their fifth goal of the quarter.

The second quarter saw the Shorewomen go on a scoring run. Allender and seniors Molly Sharpe, Colleen Keefe, and Chloe Sass each had a single goal, but the Green Terror continued to outscore the Shorewomen.

The score was 11–6, Green Terror,  at halftime.

Both teams scored three times during the third quarter; Allender added her third goal of the game and Keefe matched her with two more goals.

The Green Terror went on a five-goal run in the final quarter, which put them too far ahead of the Shorewomen. Keefe managed to score twice in the final minute of the competition to decrease the lead, but the score ended at 19–11, Green Terror.

Although a loss for the Shorewomen, Keefe made history during the game by scoring her 100th career-goal during the third quarter. After the game, she racked up a total of 102 goals during her time at WC.  According to the WC Athletics website, she is the first Shorewoman to do so since 2019.

Keefe also led the Shorewomen in goals against the Green Terror at five. Devlin and sophomore Morgan Sutherland led the team with three assists each. Junior Sydney Wingate had a total of eight saves in the goal.

The Shorewomen took on the in-Conference Bryn Mawr College Owls on Saturday, April 9, on the Kibler Field.

Allender was the first to score in the match, which sparked a six-goal run by the Shorewomen.

The Owls broke the run in the first three minutes of the second quarter. They would go on to score two more with Laubach scoring once for the Shorewomen.

Entering the third quarter, the Shorewomen remained in the lead at 7–3. The teams went back and forth, scoring two goals each. The Owls were first to score again, but Sass responded with a goal and sophomore Elli Bossi finished off the quarter.

The Shorewomen scored twice more in the final quarter. Sutherland scored, unassisted, and Keefe scored, assisted by Sharpe.

The final score was 11–6, Shorewomen.

Laubach led the team with three goals, Sutherland led with two assists, and Wingate had eight saves in the goal. Laubach was also named the Goose Nation TV Shorewoman Player of the Game for her performance.

According to the WC Athletics website, the Shorewomen have now won the past 25 meetings with the Owls. The win streak dates back to 1996.

The Shorewomen have an overall record of 4–7 and a Conference record of 2–2. They will compete again on Saturday, April 16, against in-Conference Haverford College. The Shorewomen will travel to Haverford, Pa. to compete against the Fords at 3 p.m.

Photo by Grace Hazelhurst

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