#18 Shorewomen Record First Shutout In 10 Years In 23-0 Victory Over Owls
Slavin Scores Career-Best Three Goals For Washington
BRYN MAWR, PA – Visiting #18 Washington College recorded its first shutout in a decade in a 23-0 win over host Bryn Mawr on Wednesday afternoon in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action at Applebee Field. The Shorewomen improve to 10-1 overall and 3-1 in the conference, while the Owls drop to 2-9 and 0-6 respectively.
The blanking is the Shorewomen's third all-time in program history. Washington's two prior whitewashings both came in the 2003 season as they shut out Bryn Mawr, on March 29, and Dickinson, on April 19, both by the score of 17-0.
With the win Washington has now won 10 or more games three years in a row for the first time. The Shorewomen won 11 games in 2011 and recorded 10 victories in 2012. The only other time the Shorewomen have had consecutive double-digit win seasons were in 1999 (12) and 2000 (14).
The visitors scored three times in the first 85 seconds to take a 3-0 lead. Senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) scored the first goal of the contest just 17 seconds into the game to put the Shorewomen ahead for good. Sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) made it 2-0 just 19 ticks later with senior Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) chalking up the first of her game-high seven assists, which also tied her personal-best. Ziccardi made it 3-0 on an unassisted score. The Shorewomen built their lead to 11-0 just 9:13 into the game on a goal by sophomore Liz Godorov (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East). Washington took a 16-0 into halftime and scored seven times in the second half to provide the final margin.
In addition to her contest-best seven helpers, Shipley also tied her career-high with eight points and that led all players. Senior Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) and Ziccardi each had four points on three goals and one assist. For Restaino, it was the second straight game she had four points, which is her career-high. Junior attacker Sydney Slavin (Timonium, MD/Dulaney) had career-bests of three goals and three points. Hubley, junior defender/midfielder Kathleen Maleski (Mt. Airy, MD/South Carroll), junior attacker Laura Nicely (Baltimore, MD/Institute of Notre Dame) and sophomore attacker Catherine Stanley (Freeland, MD/Hereford) all had two scores in the victory. Freshman attacker Carley Kendall (Harleysville, PA/Souderton Area) won a career-best five draw controls, while freshman attacker/midfielder Erica Hoffman (Laurel Springs, NJ/Sterling) had personal-highs of four ground balls, which also tied for game-high, and two caused turnovers.
The Shorewomen have scored 20 or more goals in consecutive games for the second time in program history. The only other time Washington did that was in 2008 on March 30 in a 21-4 victory over Wesley and on April 2 in a 20-10 triumph over Haverford. The 45 goals in the last two games are the most for the team in back-to-back contests in the 32 seasons of Shorewomen Lacrosse. The 23-goal margin of victory is the largest victory margin in the team's history.
The Shorewomen outshot the Owls, 28-2, and won 19 of the game's 25 draw controls. WC was 8-for-10 in clears, while Bryn Mawr was 4-for-10.
The Shorewomen return to action on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. versus visiting Dickinson in Centennial Conference action.