Team Scores First 11 Goals of the Game In Victory
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Visiting Washington College jumped out to an 11-0 lead in a 12:22 span of the first half en route to a 14-4 victory over host Swarthmore on Wednesday night in a Centennial Conference women's lacrosse game at Clothier Field. The Shorewomen improve to 10-4 overall and 6-2 in the Centennial, while the Garnet drop to 7-8 and 2-6 respectively.
Neither team broke onto the scoreboard until 11:22 into the game when sophomore attacker Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) got Washington onto the board and just 11 seconds later junior midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) netted an unassisted goal to make it 2-0. Freshman midfielder Cara Pascarella (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East) finished off a Kendall feed to make it 3-0 with 16:04 left in the first half. Senior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, Md./Towson) would score three of the next five goals to make it 8-0 with 9:05 left. During the run, she scored the first, fourth and fifth goals. Senior attacker Laura Nicely (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) made it 10-0 with 7:25 to go and the 11-goal run was capped by Hubley with 6:16 left in the first half with freshman midfielder Alli Dudley (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) recording the helper. Washington scored the 11 goals in a span of just 12:22. Swarthmore's Corinne Sommi ended the run with the hosts' lone goal of the first half with 5:14 left and the Shorewomen would take an 11-1 lead into halftime.
Both teams scored three times in the second half. Washington's biggest lead of the game was at 14-2 with 6:08 left on a score by freshman attacker Maisey Thompson (West Chester, Pa./Woodlynde School).
Nine different Shorewomen scored goals in the game. Eisenbrandt and Kendall each scored three times, Hubley tallied two goals and scoring once was Dudley, Nicely, Pascarella, Thompson, freshman attacker Sarah Matanin (Parkton, Md./Hereford) and freshman midfielder Katherine Vincent (Wilton, Conn./Wilton). Kendall had four points to lead all players in the game and also set a career-high in points, while matching her career-high in goals with three. Hubley had three points, while Dudley totaled two points. Hubley also won a game-high seven draw controls, while Vincent set a personal-best with three caused turnovers to tie for contest-best. In goal, freshman goalkeeper Allison Remenapp (Woodbine, Md./Century) made four saves in the first half before giving way to freshman goalkeeper Haylee Solomon (Wantagh, N.Y./Stanford H. Calhoun) and she stopped three shots.
Sommi had two goals for Swarthmore to lead the hosts. Caroline Murphy had seven ground balls to lead all players and tied Vincent for tops in caused turnovers with three. In goal, Connie Bowen made one save in the first 20:55 before being relieved by Michelle Ammerman, who made eight saves in the last 39:05.
Washington outshot Swarthmore, 25-15, and won 15 of the game's 20 draw controls. The Shorewomen were 11-for-15 in clears, while the Garnet went 15-for-23. Swarthmore was a perfect 2-for-2 in free position chances, while Washington was 0-for-1. The Shorewomen held a 19-16 edge in ground balls and turned it over 16 times, while the Garnet coughed it up 19 times.
The Shorewomen have now won 10 games or more for the fourth straight season, the most in program history. The senior class for Washington has now won 44 games in its four seasons, tying the 2003 class for the most wins in any senior class in the history of the program. The current senior class is now 44-21, while the 2003 class went 44-25.
Washington concludes its regular season on Saturday afternoon with a 1:00 p.m. game versus visiting McDaniel in Centennial Conference action. A win by the Shorewomen will lock up a spot in the semi-final round of the 2014 Centennial Conference Tournament.