Fords Upend #20 Shorewomen, 12-11

Fords Upend #20 Shorewomen, 12-11

Hubley Ties Career-Best With Six Goals and Has Game-Highs of Five Ground Balls and Five Caused Turnovers

CHESTERTOWN, MD – Visiting Haverford got six goals and a game-high five draw controls from Diana Perry and held off a late Washington College rally as the Fords downed the Shorewomen, 12-11, on Wednesday afternoon in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium.  The Fords improve to 11-3 overall and 5-1 in the conference, while the Shorewomen slip to 10-3 and 3-3 respectively.

Washington tied the game at 9-9 with 17:34 left in the second half on a goal by sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin), when Haverford scored the next three goals to take a 12-9 lead.  Perry put the Fords up for good at 10-9 with 15:27 left in the contest on an unassisted goal.  Kenny Likes made it 11-9 for Haverford when she finished off a feed from Hannah Morgan after Morgan stole a clearing attempt with 13:17 left.  Perrin Downing scored the eventual game-winning goal with 12:12 to go on an unassisted score.  Senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) scored Washington's next two goals as the Shorewomen tried to mount a rally with 10:29 and 3:59 remaining in the game respectively, the last one coming in a man-up situation.  The Shorewomen's last shot of the game came with 1:49 to go in the contest when Haverford goalie Shannon Horn stopped a shot by Washington freshman attacker Carley Kendall (Harleysville, PA/Souderton Area) on the edge of the crease and the Fords ran most of the clock out.  Haverford turned it over with seven seconds left, but Washington could not get off a shot in time and Haverford held on for the win.

The Fords struck just 2:52 into the first half when Perry scored on a free position shot to put the visitors ahead 1-0 and Haverford made it 2-0 when Perrin Downing finished off a free position opportunity with 24:48 left in the first.  The Shorewomen got onto the scoreboard just 18 ticks later when Hubley scored with junior attacker Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) recording the assist.  Perry made it 3-1 with 23:42 left in the half when Perry scored on her second free position goal.  Only 20 seconds later, Hubley connected on her second goal of the game to cut the Haverford lead to 3-2 and 63 ticks the hosts tied it at 3-3 when senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) finished off a free position opportunity.  Perry scored unassisted to put Haverford back on top at 4-3 with 22:03 left in the first, just 26 seconds after Ziccardi tied it.  Hubley retied the game at 4-4 with 18:44 left in the first half with senior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) chalking up the assist.  Megan Gallagher gave Haverford the lead with 16:43 remaining in the first half when she scored with Downing netting the helper at 5-4.  Elyse Adler scored unassisted with 12:29 left in the first to make it 6-4 and Gallagher scored on a free position attempt with 5:24 to go in the first half to cap the three-goal run.  Hubley netted a free position goal to cut it to 7-5 with 3:21 left in the first, but just 25 seconds later Perry scored unassisted to give the Fords an 8-5 lead into halftime.

Kendall scored 77 seconds into the second half to cut the lead to 8-6, but the Fords responded with 25:49 left in the game to make it 9-6.  Washington scored the next three goals with Hubley scoring from Shipley with 23:21 left, Shipley netting an unassisted goal with 18:18 to go in the game and 44 seconds later Hubley scored unassisted to knot the game at 9-9.

In addition to Perry, Gallagher and Downing had two goals for the Fords and the guests scored four free position goals.  Amanda Fleming had a team-high three ground balls in the game for Haverford.  In goal, Horn turned away 12 Washington shots.

Hubley tied her career-best with six goals for Washington, to tie Perry for game-best, and she had game-bests of five ground balls and five caused turnovers.  She also had a team-high four draw controls.  Shipley handed out a game-high two assists for the hosts.  In net, senior Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy (PA) made seven saves.

Washington held a 32-24 edge in shots and had 21 ground balls to just 13 for Haverford.  The Fords edged WC in draw controls by a 13-12 margin.  The Fords turned it over 16 times, while the Shorewomen coughed it up 13 times.  Haverford was 14-for-20 in clears, while Washington was 15-for-18.  Both teams were 4-for-7 in free position chances.

#20 Washington travels to #5 Gettysburg on Saturday afternoon for a 1:00 opening draw.