By Miranda Parrish
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College women’s basketball team traveled to Baltimore, MDto play against Notre Dame of Maryland on Nov. 8.
Sophomore guard and forward Avery Thomas said “My team was very excited to get back to the game grind. We all love being a part of the competitive atmosphere, so it is always a wonderful feeling coming into a new season with new opportunities.”
In the first quarter the Shorewomen competed closely for the lead with the Gators, until junior forward Serena Pluta scored a layup for the Shorewomen, taking the lead 20-19.
In the second quarter, the Shorewomen continued to compete for the lead, with a three-point shot and a jumper shot by enior guard Andrea Prestianne.
In the third and fourth quarters, freshman center Kaitlyn Boggs and senior guard Andrea Prestianne scored three-point shots and layups for the Shorewomen, keeping them ahead of the Gators and leading them to victory 96-74.
Seven Shorewomen, including freshman center Kaitlyn Boggs, junior guard Amari Faust, and sophomore guard Karry Kelliher, scored double points for the College, which helped lead the Shorewomen to victory.
The Shorewomen worked hard for this win against the Gators, and they made history, scoring the most points on record for a first game in team history.
“We felt great about the win. We have never scored that many points in one game before, so it was definitely a great feeling seeing how well we worked together on the offensive end,” Thomas saids
The Shorewomen’s first home game is against Marymount University on Nov. 15, in the Penny J. Fall Gymnasium.
“We know the challenges that lie ahead within the conference, and we are looking forward to seeing the success that comes from all of the hard work we have put in… We will continue to push each other to do better in all aspects of the game,” Thomas said.