Grovom Tallies Career-Best Seven Points; Docktor Moves to Ninth All-Time On WC Points Scoring List and Seventh In Assists
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College got a career-best seven points on five goals and two assists from senior attacker Kristy Grovom (San Diego, Calif./Mission Hills) in a 14-11 win over visiting Christopher Newport in a non-conference women's lacrosse game on Tuesday night at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr., Stadium. The Shorewomen improve to 4-2 overall, while the Captains drop to 4-5 overall.
Washington College 14 Christopher Newport 11
How It Happened
- After Washington scored the first two goals of the game by Aubrey Robinson, the Captains scored the next three goals to lead 3-2 with 21:41 left in the first half on a Gracie Sanders tally.
- The Shorewomen scored the next six goals to take an 8-3 lead with 13:17 remaining in the half on a Colleen Keefe score from Grovom. Grovom put Washington ahead for good at 4-3 on a finisher from Cecily Docktor with 19:35 to go in the first.
- Christopher Newport scored four of the final six goals of the first half to trim the Washington lead to 10-7 at halftime.
- The Captains scored the first two goals of the second half to trim the Shorewomen's advantage to 10-9 with 24:18 left on a Sarah Culver goal.
- Washington answered with the next two goals to lead 12-9 with 21:56 left on a Robinson free position tally.
- The Captains got it within two on two occasions the rest of the way, but could not draw any closer as Grovom scored the final goal of the game as she was falling down with 5:46 left on a pass from Robinson.
For The Shorewomen (4-2)
- Scoring: Grovom (career-high and game-best seven points on five goals and two helpers), Docktor (one goal and contest-high four assists to go along with game-high eight draw controls), Robinson (four goals and one assist), Lauren Brenner (three scores)
- In Goal: Isabella Richardson (60:00, 15 saves, 11 goals)
- Catherine Keirn (personal-topping three caused turnovers)
- Brenner and Meghan Dean (three ground balls)
- WC went 10-for-17 in clears, went 6-for-10 in free position shots and had 16 ground balls.
- The Shorewomen won 16 of the game's 27 draws.
For Christopher Newport (4-5)
- Scoring: Culver (five goals), Zoey Dyer (two goals and two assists), Julia Golden (two goals), Cat Leighty (two assists)
- In Goal: Kaitlyn Ready (60:00, nine saves, 14 goals and three ground balls)
- Golden (four draw controls) and Taylor Walker (two caused turnovers)
- Christopher Newport outshot Washington, 31-29, and had 12 ground balls.
- The Captains went 11-for-14 in clears and had five fewer turnovers than WC, 16-11.
- Christopher Newport went 3-for-7 in free position chances.
- Grovom was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game on the broadcast. Her prior high was six points in 2017 versus St. Mary's (Md.).
- Docktor is now ninth all-time in career points for the Shorewomen at 186 as she passed Suzie Jakub '09 who had 181 career points. The two were tied entering tonight's game. Docktor also moved to seventh all-time in career assists as she now has 69 as she was tied for seventh all-time with Sarah Cannon '11 at the start of the contest at 65.
- Christopher Newport coach Lisa Valentine was an assistant coach for the Shorewomen from 2008-10.
3/23 @ Dickinson – 3:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Conference opener for both as Washington won 16-12 last year in Chestertown.