Hubley Scores Five Goals in Shorewomen's 14-7 Season-Opening Win Over St. Joseph's
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CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) scored a career-five goals, tallied a career-high six total points, recorded a career-high four caused turnovers, and matched her career highs with four grand balls and four draw controls to lead host Washington College to a 14-7 women's lacrosse victory over visiting St. Joseph's College of Long Island in the season opener for both teams tonight on Kibler Field Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.
Hubley, a two-sport athlete, played in the final game of her basketball season just two days ago, an 86-50 win at Bryn Mawr. She scored her five goals on just seven shots as the Shorewomen used a six-goal run in the second half to pull away from the Golden Eagles.
The Shorewomen scored the first three goals of the game before the Golden Eagles got on the board with a pair of goals. Washington then scored twice in a 12-second span to extend the lead to 5-2. Senior midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) scored with 10:20 to play off an assist from senior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic). Hubley won the ensuing draw, raced down the field and fed Shipley, who redirected the ball out of mid-air and into the back of the net with 10:08 left.
St. Joseph's trimmed the lead back to one goal with a pair of tallies by Caitlynn Webber. Her first goal came with 9:31 on the clock off an assist from Heather Ferchland and her second was an unassisted score with 3:38 remaining before the intermission. St. Joseph's had the ball on offense with less than a minute left before halftime, but a turnover on that end eventually led to a free-position goal by Washington senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) with 18 seconds on the clock, giving the Shorewomen a 6-4 edge at the break.
The Golden Eagles scored 44 seconds into the second half as Nicole Lyman cut the lead to 6-5. Washington answered with a free-position goal by sophomore midfielder Liz Godorov (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) with 27:05 remaining. St. Joseph's again cut the lead to one goal at 7-6 when Jackie Myers scored off a Webber assist with 21:10 left, but the Golden Eagles were held off the scoreboard for the next 19:41 as Washington ran off a half-dozen unanswered goals, four of them coming from Hubley.
Junior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) started the run with a goal off an assist from Ziccardi with 20:44 left. Hubley then scored off another Ziccardi assist at 16:23 before Restaino scored off an Eisenbrandt feed at 12:47. Hubley then scored three straight goals to finish the run, the first off a Ziccardi assist with 10:31 left, the next on a free-position shot with 8:56 to go, and the last off a feed from Shipley with 6:17 remaining.
Heather Ferchland ended Washington's run with a free-position goal with 1:29 to go - the Golden Eagles' only goal on 13 free-position shots. Ziccardi finished off the game's scoring with a free-position goal with six seconds left.
Ziccardi finished the game with a game-best and career high-tying seven total points on a career- and game-best four assists and three goals. Shipley added two goals and two assists, while Restaino had two goals and and Eisenbrandt one goal, one assist, and a game-best five draw controls.
Senior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) made 11 saves in the game for the Shorewomen, nine of them coming in the second half.
Webber paced the Golden Eagles with two goals and two assists. Ferchland added two goals and one assist, while Myers had a pair of goals. Erin O'Connor made 11 saves in the loss for St. Joseph's.
Washington held a 33-23 advantage in shots and a 12-11 edge in ground balls in the game. The Shorewomen were 19-for-23 on clears, while the Golden Eagles were just 18-for-29.
The Shorewomen return to action Saturday, March 2nd, with a 4:00 p.m. home game against Rowan.