Brenner Scores Five Goals in Victory
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Junior attacker Cecily Docktor (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) surpassed 100 career points as the visiting Washington College women's lacrosse team defeated host Christopher Newport, 17-14, in a non-conference game this afternoon in Newport News, Va.
Washington College 17, Christopher Newport 14
How It Happened
- The Captains scored the first two goals of the game. Catherine Leighty scored a free-position goal 2:44 into the game and Julia Golden scored off an assist from Gracie Sanders just 15 seconds later. The Shorewomen scored the next three goals to take a 3-2 lead on aa Kristy Grovom free-position goal with 20:20 to play in the half.
- Sarah Culver tied things up for Christopher Newport with 15:14 to go in the half and the teams traded goals back and forth over the next few minutes with another Culver goal with 10:44 showing evened the sore at 5-5.
- Washington then scored the next three goals for an 8-5 lead on a Lauren Brenner tally with 5:20 left. Docktor's 100th career point came on an assist on a Grovom goal to start the run with 8:30 remaining. Golden scored off a Leighty assist at 3:17 to end that run, but Brenner scored off a Robinson feed at 2:05 for a 9-6 Shorewomen lead at halftime.
- The Captains opened the second-half scoring when Leighty found the back of the net with 24:18 remaining, but Washington answered with a goal by Brenner 49 seconds later. Emily Pantazes pushed the Shorewomen's lead to 11-7 with a goal with 19:37 left in the game. Twin sister Alison Pantazes followed with a goal at 17:59 for a five-goal lead.
- Madison Gallan scored for the Captains with 15:01 left to trim the margin back to four at 12-8, but Madison Acra countered for the Shorewomen 35 seconds later. Caitlin Donovan followed with a goal off an Alison Pantazes assist with 12:12 left to extend the lead to 14-8. Sanders scored a free-position goal for the Captains at 11:09 to make it 14-9.
- Brenner answered with a free-position goal for the Shorewomen with 10:19 left and Anna Bennett followed with a goal off a Grovom assist as the lead grew to seven at 16-9. Culver found the back of the net for the Captains with 6:09 left and again with 5:32 remaining to get CNU back to within five at 16-11.
- Those two goals were the first two of a five-goal run for the Captains who pulled to within two on a Colleen Bourgal goal off a Leighty assist with 2:29 remaining, slicing the deficit to 16-14.
- Bennett won the ensuing draw control for the Shorewomen after Bourgal's goal and Brenner scored off a Docktor pass with 1:42 remaining to push the lead back to three. Grovom won the next draw control and Washington called timeout with 1:01 on the clock.
For the Shorewomen (4-1)
- Scoring Leaders: Brenner (5 goals, assist); Docktor (2 goals, 2 assists); Grovom (2 goals, assist); A. Pantazes (2 goals, assist); Acra (2 goals); Robinson (goal, assist); Bennett (goal, assist)
- In Goal: Isabella Richardson (7 saves, 14 goals allowed, 60:00)
- Grovom also had six draw controls for the Shorewomen, while Autumn Spence tallied four caused turnovers.
- The Shorewomen held a 38-25 advantage in shots and won 20 of the game's 33 draws.
For Christopher Newport (3-4)
- Scoring Leaders: Culver (5 goals); Leighty (2 goals, 2 assists); Sanders (2 goals, assist); Golden (2 goals)
- In Goal: Kaitlyn Ready (13 saves, 17 goals allowed, 60:00)
- Golden controlled seven draws for the Captains.
- Docktor is the 28th Shorewoman all-time and 11th since 2011 to record her 100th career point.
- The 10 other Shorewomen to notch their 100th career point since 2011 are Sarah Cannon '11 (2011 vs. Virginia Wesleyan), Kalli Parrish '12 (2012 vs. Randolph-Macon), Corinne Ziccardi '13 (2012 at Muhlenberg), Mollie Shipley '13 (2013 vs. Rowan), Carly Eisenbrandt '14 (2013 vs. Franklin & Marshall), Emily Hubley '15 (2013 vs. Swarthmore), Caroline Lovett '15 (2015 vs. Swarthmore), Alli Dudley '17 (2016 vs. Lynchburg), Katherine Vincent (2016 at Muhlenberg) and Carley Kendall '16 (2016 at Swarthmore).
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/17 @ Randolph-Macon - 4:00 p.m.