April 6, 2013

#20 Shorewomen Flex Offensive Muscle in 22-6 Win Over Mules

Five Shorewomen Score Three or More Goals in Win, Team Totals School-Record 17 Assists

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Twentieth-ranked host Washington College got three or more goals from five different players and recorded a single-game school-record 17 assists in a 22-6 Centennial Conference women's lacrosse victory over visiting Muhlenberg College this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shorewomen, who improved to 9-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play with the win, scored 22 goals in a game for the first time since a 22-5 victory over Salve Regina in March 2009. Muhlenberg slid to 5-5 and 0-4 with the loss.

The score was tied at 4-4 before the Shorewomen ended the half on a 7-1 run to take an 11-5 lead into the intermission. That 7-1 run included the final four of the first half, beginning a string of 14 unanswered goals as Washington built a 21-5 advantage on a goal by junior attacker Sydney Slavin (Timonium, MD/Dulaney) off an assist from sophomore attacker Caroline Lovett (Lancaster, PA/Penn Manor) with 6:31 remaining. 

Senior midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) scored a game-high and career-high four goals for the Shorewomen. Senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) added three goals and a career-best five assists for a career-best eight total points, while senior attacker Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) scored three goals and assisted on four others and junior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) notched three goals and three assists. Freshman attacker Carley Kendall (Harleysville, PA/Souderton Area) completed the hat tricks with a career-best three goals. 

Sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) had another fine all-around game for the Shorewomen, scoring two goals, tallying three assists, and posting game highs of six ground balls, five draw controls, and four caused turnovers. Lovett and junior defender Kathleen Maleski (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) had one goal and one assist each. Maleski also shared game-high honors in draw controls with Hubley with five. Slavin and freshman midfielder/attacker Erica Hoffman (Laurel Spring, NJ/Sterling) accounted for Washington's other goals. Hoffman's was the first of her collegiate career. Senior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) played the first 52:56 of the game for Washington and made seven saves while allowing five goals.

Stephanie Umbach led Muhlenberg with two goals, while Casey Armstrong had a goal and two assists and Michelle Certosimo had one goal and one assist. Molly Davin and Alex Bellini each scored a goal for the Mules. 

Washington held a 44-19 advantage in shots in the game and controlled 17 of the game's 29 draws. 

The Shorewomen's previous single-game high for assists was 16 in a 24-16 win over Muhlenberg in March 2004. 

The Shorewomen return to action Wednesday with a 4:30 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Bryn Mawr. 

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