Shorewomen lacrosse enter Tournament as fourth seed after Red Devils takedown

By Jensyn Hartzell
Sports Editor

The Washington College women’s lacrosse team welcomed the Swarthmore College Garnets to the Kibler Field for a Centennial Conference game on Wednesday, April 27.

Freshman Tobin Chambers scored within three minutes of the first quarter, but the Garnets tied the game shortly after. The Shorewomen responded with a four-point run that included two more goals from Tobin and single goals from senior Colleen Keefe and junior Ellie Morrall.

The second quarter saw Morrall add two more goals to put them ahead, 7–1, over the Garnets entering the second half.

During the third quarter, the Garnets managed four goals over the Shorewomen’s three, but it was still not enough to put them in the lead. Morall scored twice along with sophomore Abby Laubach, finishing the quarter at 10–5, Shorewomen.

Keefe kicked off the final quarter with a goal in the first minute, followed by a pair of goals by Laubach. The Shorewomen scored twice more to finalize their victory over the Garnets at 15–6.

Sophomores Ashley Devlin and Morgan Sutherland tied for the team-high of four assists each, which helped Morrall achieve the team-best and tie her career-high of five goals against the Garnets. Morrall also had a career-best of five caused turnovers, six ground balls, and was chosen as the Goose Nation TV Shorewoman Player of the Game.

The Shorewomen hosted the in-Conference Dickinson Red Devils for their final regular-season matchup on Saturday, April 30. The Shorewomen honored their five seniors at the game, which included Keefe, Chloe Sass, Olivia Miller, Sydney Allender, and Molly Sharpe.

During the first quarter, Devlin tied the game, 1–1, at the six-minute mark. The Shorewomen scored twice more, which put them in the lead at 3–2.

The Red Devils pulled ahead of the Shorewomen in the second quarter with a three-goal run in the final four minutes of the first half.

At halftime, the score was 7–6, Red Devils.

After two consecutive goals from the Red Devils, Morrall and Allender responded with a goal each to cut their lead. Allender scored again four minutes later to tie the game, 9–9.

The final quarter again began with the Red Devils in the lead, 11–10. Both teams scored, but Sharpe tied the game, 12–12, with two minutes left in the competition.

Devlin made a free position shot in the final two seconds to seal the Shorewomen’s victory, 13–12, along with a guaranteed spot in the Conference Tournament as the fourth seed.

The Shorewomen’s overall season record ended at 7–9 and 5–4 in the Conference.

The WC men’s lacrosse team also celebrated their senior players on Saturday, April 30, against the Red Devils for their final game. The 2022 senior class includes Ryan Leahy, Kyle Gittleman, Ewan Temple, and Matt Haag.

The teams went back and forth in the first quarter, both scoring three points.

During the second quarter, Temple put the Shoremen ahead by one point, but was answered with an opposing goal shortly after. Sophomore Mac Hale tied the score, 5–5, again at the six-minute mark, but the Red Devils pulled ahead with a scoring run.

The Shoremen were outshot 4–1 in the third quarter. The lone goal belonged to Temple.

Freshman Cory Morgan made the first goal of the fourth quarter, cutting the Red Devils’ lead to 13–7. Freshman Ben Dickinson put the Shoremen in double digits with five minutes left in the game, but the Red Devils finished in the lead, 18–10.

Temple led the team with three goals, Dickinson managed two assists, and Leahy had 16 saves in the goal. Leahy reached 200 career-saves during the game.

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