#25 Shorewomen Hold Off Bears’ Late Charge, 10-9

#25 Shorewomen Hold Off Bears’ Late Charge, 10-9

Brenner and Grovom Each Score Three Times as Team Extends Winning Streak to Seven

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host #25 Washington College held off a late charge from visiting Ursinus to come away with a 10-9 win in a Centennial Conference women's lacrosse game on Wednesday night at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr., Stadium.  The Shorewomen improve to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the Centennial, while the Bears drop to 1-9 and 0-3 respectively.  Washington has now won seven straight games for the first time since 2013 when they opened the campaign 7-0.

#25 Washington College 10 Ursinus 9

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen scored four of the game's first five goals to take a 4-1 lead with 15:06 remaining in the first half on a Kristy Grovom free position goal.
- Ursinus was able to tally three of the final five goals of the opening half to trim the lead to 6-4 at halftime on a Bridget Sherry goal from Grace Langen.
- Washington scored the opening two goals of the second to take an 8-4 lead with 26:21 remaining in the game on a Grovom score.
- The Bears notched three of the next four goals to trim the lead to 9-7 with 5:15 left on a Haley O'Malley unassisted tally.
- Washington would make it 10-7 with 83 seconds left in the game on a Grovom finisher from Cecily Docktor.
- The Bears would not go away quietly scoring with 50 seconds left on a Kaci McNeave goal and after winning the draw control scored 12 ticks later as Courtney Cortese, who won the draw, found Langen to trim it to one with 38 seconds.
- Anna Bennett would win the ensuing draw for Washington and passed it to Caitlin Donovan and Donovan was able to run the final 22 ticks of the game off to give the Shorewomen the win.

For The #25 Shorewomen (8-2, 3-0 CC)
- Scoring: Grovom (three goals and one assist), Brenner (three scores), Alison Pantazes (two goals and two helpers), Colleen Keefe (two goals), Docktor (two assists and four draws)
- In Goal: Isabella Richardson (60:00, five saves, nine goals; five ground balls)
- Bennett (three caused turnovers and four ground balls)
- WC went 19-for-21 in clears, went 1-for-3 in free position shots and had 20 ground balls.
- The Shorewomen held a 29-22 advantage in shots.

For Ursinus (1-9, 0-3 CC)
- Scoring: Hanna Crowley and O'Malley (two goals), Langen (goal and assist)
- In Goal: Kaitlyn France (60:00, eight saves, 10 goals)
- Sherry (four draw controls and three caused turnovers)
- Ursinus had 13 ground balls and held a slim 11-10 edge in draw controls.
- The Bears went 17-for-19 in clears and had four more turnovers than WC, 19-15.
- Ursinus went 2-for-6 in free position chances.

Notes
- Brenner was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game on the broadcast.
- This is the third time this decade the Shorewomen have notched a seven-game winning streak as they also won the first seven contests in 2011.  It is the eighth time in team history that they have notched a winning streak of at least seven games.
- Docktor moved into sixth place on the all-time Washington assists list at 77, passing Paige Heller '03 who had 76 helpers in her career.

Up Next
4/6 @ Muhlenberg – 6:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Washington won 10-8 last season and has won seven of the past eight.