Eisenbrandt Tallies “Magnificent” Seven Points In 13-12 Comeback Win at Muhlenberg

Senior Records Career Bests in Assists (5) and Points (7) Along With Reaching 150 Career Points

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Senior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, Md./Towson) recorded career-highs of seven points and five assists, but her second goal of the game with 15.4 seconds left turned out to be the game-winning score as it snapped a 12-12 tie to give visiting Washington College a 13-12 win at Muhlenberg on Saturday night at Scotty Wood Stadium in a Centennial Conference women's lacrosse game.  The Shorewomen improve to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the Centennial, while the Mules fall to 7-4 and 1-3 respectively.

Washington trailed 12-11 following Stephanie Umbach's sixth goal of the game with 5:09 left in the second half on a free position goal.  After a save of Umbach's shot by freshman goalkeeper Allison Remenapp (Woodbine, Md./Century) with 3:16 to go, she started a successful clear attempt that was capped with 2:38 to go on a goal by junior midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) to tie the game at 12-12 on an Eisenbrandt helper, her team-best fifth of the night.  On the helper, Eisenbrandt became the second WC player in the game and 13th overall to reach 150 all-time points as Hubley reached the milestone earlier in the second half.  After the Shorewomen killed off a yellow card, Eisenbrandt was fouled with 19 seconds left and after the restart; she went to her right and fired a shot past Muhlenberg goalie Kiersten Mulvey with 15.4 left in the game.  Hubley would win the draw and the Shorewomen were able to run out the clock to record the win, their fourth straight in the series.

In the first half, the Mules scored the game's opening goal 3:21 into the contest on a Umbach goal on a feed from Michelle Certosimo.  But the Shorewomen answered right back off the draw when freshman midfielder Katherine Vincent (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) scored unassisted to knot the game at 1-1 and WC took a 2-1 lead with 25:04 to go in the first half when Hubley scored on a free position shot.  Muhlenberg tied the game at 2-2 with 23:49 to go in the first half on a Certosimo goal on a Casey Armstrong feed and retook the lead just 99 seconds later when Armstrong scored with Certosimo this time notching the helper.  With 19:34 to go in the first, Umbach got her second goal of the game from Armstrong to give the Mules a 4-2 lead.  Umbach made it 5-2 with her second straight and third goal of the half on a free position with 18:28 to go in the half. 

Washington ended the run of four goals by Muhlenberg and began a four-goal run of its own with 10:30 to go in the first on a goal by senior midfielder Kathleen Maleski (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll) with Eisenbrandt recording the assist.  Eisenbrandt assisted on the next goal when she found junior attacker Catherine Stanley (Freeland, Md./Hereford) to trim Muhlenberg's lead to 5-4 with exactly 7:00 remaining in the half and Eisenbrandt got her third assist in as many goals when she found freshman midfielder Alli Dudley (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) with 5:27 left in the half to knot the score at 5-5.  Eisenbrandt would give Washington the lead back at 6-5 with 4:42 to go on an unassisted tally as she factored in on WC's fourth straight score.  The lead would be short lived as Umbach scored her fourth goal of the first with Certosimo getting her third helper of the half with 4:05 left to even it at 6-6.  The Certosimo-Umbach connection worked again with Umbach's fifth goal and Certosimo's fourth assist of the half to give the Mules a 7-6 lead with 1:08 left, and with 25 ticks left Armstrong scored from Certosimo to allow the Mules to take an 8-6 lead into halftime.

Junior attacker Caroline Lovett (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) got Washington within one just 33 seconds into the second half before Nora Fisher restored the two goal lead for the hosts 3:16 into the second half.  Hubley scored from Lovett with 23:32 remaining in the game to trim the Muhlenberg lead back to one at 9-8.  For Hubley, that was her 150th career point and she became the 12th Shorewoman to reach the milestone.  Lovett would tie the game at 9-9 with 18:58 left on an unassisted tally and would put Washington back in front at 10-9 with 13:23 left in the second half on a pass from Eisenbrandt.  For Eisenbrandt, it was her fourth helper of the game and set a personal-best for the senior.  However the lead would last for less than a minute as Ally Shaffer tied it at 10-10 on a free position goal with 12:46 to go and Kayleigh Thies would give the Mules the lead back at 11-10 with 9:27 remaining.  The Shorewomen would tie things up once again at 11-11 on a pass from Lovett with 6:54 to go.  Umbach would score her sixth goal of the night on a free position with 5:09 left to put Muhlenberg back on top at 12-11. 

Joining Eisenbrandt in the offensive attack for Washington, Lovett had five points on three goals and two assists and all five of her points came in the second half.  Hubley scored three times, while Vincent pumped in a pair of goals.  Hubley also led all players with four groundballs and three caused turnovers, while she had a team-high six draw controls.  She became also the 43rd Washington player to reach 100 career groundballs with her first of the game with 17:03 to go in the first half.  It was the second game in a row that a WC player got 100 all-time groundballs as Maleski reached the milestone in Wednesday's win over Ursinus.  In goal, Remenapp made six saves, all coming in the second half, while tallying two caused turnovers.  Also totaling two caused turnovers for Washington in the win was senior defender Meredith Callis (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School).

Certosimo tied Eisenbrandt for game-high in points with seven as she led all players with six assists and notched one goal and Umbach had six goals to lead all players.  Armstrong had four points on two goals and two assists and won a contest-best seven draws.  Kaitlyn McCaffrey had two caused turnovers to lead the hosts.  In goal, Mulvey made 15 saves and had three groundballs to lead the squad.

Washington outshot Muhlenberg 37-24 and held a 14-13 edge in draw controls.  The Shorewomen were 15-for-17 in clears, while the Mules were 14-for-20.  Muhlenberg went 3-for-4 in free position opportunities, while Washington went 1-for-4. 

The Shorewomen return to action on Wednesday night with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game versus visiting Bryn Mawr.