Shipley Has Hand in Seven Goals in Win
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Senior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) scored four goals and assisted on three others as the host Washington College women's lacrosse team improved to 6-0 and won their 16th consecutive road non-conference game this afternoon with a 15-10 victory over visiting Elizabethtown.
The Shorewomen jumped out to a 5-1 lead, building the four-goal advantage on a goal by junior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) with 17:01 remaining in the first half. Elizabethtown (3-2) scored the next two goals to pull within two at 5-3 on a goal by Leigh Anne Flounlacker off an assist from Michele Grosso with 11:59 left, but Washington scored three of the final four goals of the period to take an 8-4 lead into the intermission after another Eisenbrandt goal with 21 seconds to play in the half.
Washington scored the first four goals of the second half, extending the lead to 12-4 on a free-position goal by junior defender/midfielder Kathleen Maleski (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) with 23:41 remaining. Elizabethtown ended the game by scoring three of the final four goals. Bari Rosenstein's free-position goal with 24 seconds left provided the final margin and pulled the Blue Jays to within five goals for the first time since the first few minutes of the half.
Shipley's seven-point day was buoyed by sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin), who had another exceptional all-around day, scoring three goals, notching two assists, controlling eight draws, picking up six ground balls, and causing a career-high six Elizabethtown turnovers. Senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) added two goals and two assists, while Eisenbrandt finished with two goals, one assist, and five ground balls. Senior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) made seven saves for the Shorewomen.
Andrea Russo and Becky Porter scored three goals each for Elizabethtown, while Flounlacker finished with a goal and two assists and Grosso and Rosenstein had a goal and an assist each. Rachael Waldman made 14 saves and recorded nine ground balls in goal for Elizabethtown.
For the fifth time in six games this season, Washington held its opponent to fewer shots than turnovers as the Blue Jays took just 21 shots to Washington's 37 and turned the ball over 30 times to Washington's 21.
The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. non-conference game at Drew University.