March 14, 2013

Shorewomen Cage Lyons, 14-7

Hubley Turns in Impressive Overall Performance in Win

CLERMONT, FL -- Sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) scored five goals, recorded three assists, scooped up six ground balls, controlled four draws, and caused five turnovers as the Washington College women's lacrosse team improved to 5-0 with a 14-7 win over Wheaton (MA) College this afternoon at the National Training Center in Clermont, FL. 

The Shorewomen jumped out to a 5-1 lead before the Lyons (2-2) rallied to cut it to 5-3 with 12 minutes left in the first half. Washington scored the final two goals of the period to take a 7-3 lead into halftime as Hubley assisted on a goal by junior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) with 5:57 left and then scored off a feed from sophomore midfielder Liz Godorov (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) with 35 seconds on the clock. 

Wheaton got back to within three goals at 8-5 early in the second half, but the Shorewomen scored the next six to build their biggest lead of the game at 14-5 when Hubley scored off a feed from senior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) with 4:02 to play. Wheaton scored twice in the final minute to provide the final margin.

In addition to Hubley's impressive play on both ends of the field, Washington got three goals each from Eisenbrandt and senior midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) as well as a goal and two assists from Godorov and three assists from Shipley. Senior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) made five saves in net for Washington. 

Leila Mills scored four goals for Wheaton in the loss, while Charlotte DeSantis had three goals and one assist and Allie Bush tallied three assists.

Washington's defense again impressed, forcing more turnovers than its opponent had shots for the fourth time in five games this season. Wheaton had just 15 shots in the game to Washington's 27and committed 29 turnovers to Washington's 25. The Shorewomen were 18-for-22 on clears, while the Lyons were just 13-for-28. Washington also controlled 14 of the game's 23 draws.

The Shorewomen return to action Tuesday with a 4:00 p.m. non-conference home game against Elizabethtown. 

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