Shoremen drop second game straight, Shorewomen snap two game skid 

By Dominic Rapposelli 

Elm Staff Writer 

Washington College men’s lacrosse started Centennial Conference play 2-0 but lost their second straight, the first in a pair of three-point losses in an April 1 contest at Muhlenberg College.  

The Mules outscored the Shoremen 4-0 in the third period to form what was an insurmountable lead. Seniors Kain Domenech and Ewan Temple led in scoring with two goals apiece.  

On April 8, the Shoremen traveled to Carlisle, Pa. to face the Dickinson College Red Devils. A second half rally by the Red Devils put them ahead. 

The Shoremen would go up 9-3 at the half with a trio of goals by junior Connor Garrison. Junior Trevor Ivatts and Temple each added a pair of goals, along with senior Luke Brennan.  

The game was upended by a seven-goal third quarter from the Red Devils. WC would then be out scored 5-2 in the third period, making up a 15-12 Dickinson comeback.  

The Shoremen defense continued to shine in man-up situations, allowing Dickinson to only succeed on one of five opportunities with an extra player. Senior goalkeeper Cole Corrigan pitched in 21 saves, even with the 15 Dickinson goals. This was his third game earning more than 20 saves. 

The next home game for the Shoremen is on Saturday, April 15 for the annual War on the Shore contest versus Salisbury University at 4:00 p.m.  

The Shorewomen lost back-to-back games against Gettysburg College and Haverford College. A 21-8 loss at the hands of the Bullets would be propelled by a second half effort in which the Shorewomen were outscored 12-3 after trailing by four at halftime.  

On April 5, the Fords would pull away with a seven-point fourth period in which the Shorewomen only scored two. According to sophomore defender Cate Manos, the team lost the battle, especially after the third quarter. WC only trailed 8-7 at the half and were unable to take the lead.  

The 18-10 loss snapped the Shorewomen’s perfect 4-0 home record on the season.  

According to Manos, the team agreed they do not want to feel this way after a game again and want to be in contention for the Centennial playoff tournament, as well as make a run at the NCAA Division III tournament.  

“One or two losses does not define us,” Manos said. “We look back and remember how hard we trained all fall, all winter, and all preseason. We also look back onto past successes such as dominating in our first game.”  

The Shorewomen ended the loss streak with a 15-10 road victory over Muhlenberg. The team out scored the Mules 14-4 through three periods and allowed the Mules to add window dressing with a six-goal fourth quarter. The team would notch their second road win of the season and their first road Conference win.  

Looking forward, Manos said that the team needs to maintain a positive outlook. “We have to remember that we still have six Conference games left.”  

The next game for the Shorewomen will be on April 15 against Franklin and Marshall College at 1:00 p.m. 

Photo Courtesy of WC Athletics 

Photo Caption: Junior Connor Garrison in the Shoremen’s victory over the University of Mary Washington Eagles. Garrison has 23 goals thus far. 

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