Shorewomen lacrosse tied for top of the Centennial Conference, Shoremen need a change

By Molly Pennington

Staff Writer

Washington College lacrosse had a three-game victory week, with two wins for the Shorewomen and one for the Shoremen.

The Shorewomen started their week on Wednesday, Feb. 21 against the St. Mary’s College (Md.) Seahawks. WC had a strong game, getting four goals in the first quarter alone.

In the second quarter, senior attacker Ashley Devlin reached 100 career points.

“It was a very exciting moment for me to reach 100 points and I was lucky enough to be surrounded by all of my teammates that have gotten me to this point,” Devlin said. “It was a big game so being able to reach 100 in an important game meant a lot to me.”

The final score was a 15-13 win for WC, settling a second win in the season.

The next game for the Shorewomen was on Saturday, Feb. 24 against the Stevenson University Mustangs.

Devlin led the team in goals once again alongside sophomore attacker Mia Salvatierra, who scored a combined six of WC’s 14 points.

In the last 50 seconds of the game, the Mustangs found the Shorewomen’s net to bring the score up to a 13-13 tie. In a tense overtime, sophomore attacker Piper Evans nailed a game-winning shot that would secure a 3-0 record for WC.

“Our attack is running very well this year. We are focusing on moving the ball a lot faster than we have in the past, which has been an adjustment, but has been working out extremely well,” Devlin said. “I think that we are working great as a unit so far and am very excited to see how much better we become throughout the season.”

The Shorewomen will host the University of Mary Washington Eagles on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The Shoremen played their second game of the season in Virginia against the Washington and Lee University Generals.

In the first half, the score fell to a narrow 1-3 gap favoring the Generals. Sophomore attacker Cam Carrigan felt good about the start of the game.

“We started off strong, but we just kind of lost focus. I think if we keep our mentality from the first quarter, we should be fine for the rest of the season,” Carrigan said.

The Shoremen racked up nine points, but they could not catch up to the Generals. The game ended with a 9-17 loss.

Carrigan faults the mentality of the team following the initial lead by the Generals.

“Our mentality after the first half went down and we need to clean some little things up, but then we will be good,” Carrigan said.

Junior attacker Ben Dickinson has led the Shoremen in goals during both games so far. If he continues this trend, he has the potential to reach a career high following his 24 goals during the 2023 season.

“We’ve been watching lots of film from this past Saturday and have seen what we did wrong, then working on those things in practice. Going forward, we know we just have to execute our game plan better,” Dickinson said. “Our team is very young with tons of talent and I’m very confident when we put together a complete game, we are very good.”

The Shoremen will take the field in Pennsylvania against the Elizabethtown College Blue Jays on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Photo Caption: Senior attacker Ashley Devlin puts up a fight against the St. Mary’s College (Md.) Seahawks as she reached 100 career points.

Photo Courtesy of WC Athletics

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *