Shipley Breaks Single-Season School Assist Record, Hubley Breaks Single-Season School Draw Control Record and Surpasses 100 Career Points
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Senior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) broke the single-season school record for assists and sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) broke the single-season school record for draw controls and surpassed 100 career points as host Washington College rallied from an early four-goal deficit to defeat visiting Swarthmore, 17-14, in a Centennial Conference women's lacrosse game tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.
Hubley picked up her 100th career point as she scored the Shorewomen's (11-4, 4-4 Centennial) first goal of the contest with 21:46 remaining in the first half. She is just the fourth sophomore in school history to reach 100 career points and the first since Maggy Kilroy reached the mark in 1998. Jenifer Blenckstone recorded her 100th career point as a sophomore in 1990, a year after Sarah Coste did the same. Hubley recorded her school-record 70th draw control of the season with 15:52 left in the half, surpassing the record of 69 set by Mandy Paré in 1999. Shipley handed out her 49th assist of the season with 12:01 left in the first half on a goal by Hubley. The previous record of 48 was set by Lindsey Eichner in 2004.
Swarthmore (10-5, 4-4) held a 7-3 lead with less than 16 minutes remaining in the half before the Shorewomen scored six of the final nine goals of the period, including the last three, to even the score at 9-9 on a Shipley goal off an assist from senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) with just 20 seconds left in the opening half. Washington's run carried over into the second half as they scored the first four goals of that period, building a 13-10 advantage on a goal by Hubley off a Shipley assist with 19:55 remaining. Washington led by at least two goals the rest of the way and led by as many as five goals before the Garnet scored the final two goals of the game to provide the final margin.
Shipley finished with four goals and four assists on the night to up her season assist total to 51 and match her single-game career-high point total of eight. Hubley netted six goals and handed out one assist to raise her career point total to 106. She controlled a total of five draws in the game to up her season total in that category to 72. Ziccardi added two goals and two assists for the Shorewomen, while junior midfielders Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) and Kathleen Maleski (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) had two goals each.
The Garnet were led by Elyse Tierney, who contributed four goals, one assist, four ground balls, and three draw controls. Annalise Penikis added two goals and two assists, while Lizzie Kolin had three goals and Lucy Whitacre two. Corinne Sommi contributed one goals and three assists for Swarthmore, while Emma Sipperly had a goal and an assist.
Washington held a 27-24 advantage in shots in the game and 20-12 advantage in draw controls.
With the win, the Shorewomen kept their hopes at a spot in the five-team Centennial Conference Tournament alive. With a win at McDaniel in their regular-season finale Saturday, the Shorewomen would actually clinch the fourth seed and host the tournament's lone first-round game a week from tonight. Washington could still qualify for the tournament as the fifth seed with a loss on Saturday, but would need Swarthmore to lose to Haverford and Dickinson to lose to Franklin & Marshall as well on Saturday. A Swarthmore win and a Washington loss this Saturday is the Garnet's only route to the tournament.
The Shorewomen's game at McDaniel Saturday is set for a 1:00 p.m. opening draw.