By Miranda Parrish
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College Shorewomen were on the road this week with two Centennial Conference games.
The first game was on Wednesday, Feb. 1 against the Swarthmore College Garnets. In the first half, jumpers by sophomore guard Karry Kelliher and sophomore forward Kiersten Rose helped the Shorewomen in the first quarter, along with a three-pointer by Kelliher and multiple free throws by senior guard Andrea Prestianne. Layups by freshman guard Bryson Ostrum, senior center Lizzie Hudock and junior guard Amari Faust kept the Shorewomen close with Swarthmore, who were winning 28-25 by halftime.
In the second half, Prestianne continued to shoot well for the Shorewomen, making multiple jumpers and foul shots. Rose and Hudock both reached the foul line, making their free throws and keeping the score close. In the last quarter however, fouls on the Shorewomen led Swarthmore to the foul line, which led the Garnets to keep the lead. At the end of the game, the Garnets won 62-47 against the Shorewomen.
“Yesterday was a tough game physically and mentally going into it and I think we came out strong but after halftime we didn’t come with the same intensity we started… It’s going to be a very physical game as well but we’re going to play strong.”
“For the rest of the season, it feels pretty short only being five more games but I’m feeling good and excited. I’m sad its ending but hopefully we’ll have more than five games and were going to work our hardest,” Boggs said.
The Shorewomen traveled to Carlisle, Pa. for their second game of the week on Feb. 4, this time against Centennial Conference opponent Dickinson College.
The team fought hard in the first half, with free-throws and three-pointers by senior guard Andrea Prestianne. Layups by senior center Lizzie Hudock and foul shots by senior guard Joy Sanders and sophomore forward Kiersten Rose helped the Shorewomen keep up with the Red Devils, who were leading the game 28-19 against the Shorewomen at halftime.
In the second half, the Shorewomen utilized fouls to attain points. Freshman center Kaitlyn Boggs and junior center Kadija Tholley reached the foul line in the third quarter for the Shorewomen. In the fourth quarter, Prestianne made two three-pointers for the Shorewomen, as well as Boggs making a layup for the Shorewomen. Despite their efforts, the Shorewomen lost to the Red Devils, 34-61.
Rose commented on the rest of their season.
“We each have strengths and weaknesses but we have proven that we can play together well and we hope to play strong for these last group of games in the regular season,” Rose said.
While this loss was tough, the team has high hopes and determination for the rest of their season. Boggs reflects on her season as a freshman.
“Being a freshman, it has been amazing. I’ve heard stories about people not having the best experiences on their teams and I’m so thankful we all get along. Off the court each and every one is always helpful with notes or with classes, and they’re a family,” Boggs said.
The Shorewomen host the next two games against McDaniel College on Feb.3 in the Penny J. Fall Gymnasium.