Teams Will Meet Next Saturday in Semifinal Round of Centennial Conference Tournament
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Host #2 Gettysburg overcame a 6-3 first half deficit to lead 9-8 at halftime on its way to a 16-13 win over visiting #25 Washington in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Clark Field. The Bullets improve to 15-1 overall and 8-1 in the Centennial, while Shorewomen are now 12-5 and 7-2 respectively as it was the regular season finale for both teams. The Shorewomen and Bullets will meet next Saturday at Franklin & Marshall in the Centennial Conference Tournament semifinal round.
#2 Gettysburg 16 #25 Washington College 13
How It Happened
- After Gettysburg took a 2-0 lead, Washington College scored five straight and six of the next seven goals to lead 6-3 with 14:26 left in the first half on a Kristy Grovom goal off of a feed from Alison Pantazes. The Shorewomen's five straight goals came in a span of 5:58.
- The Bullets countered with four straight scores of their own to take a 7-6 lead with 8:36 to go in the half on a Maria Nemeth free position shot.
- Colleen Keefe would even the game at 7-7 just 37 seconds after Nemeth's tally on a free position score of her own.
- Courtney Patterson would score back-to-back goals for Gettysburg as she gave the hosts a 9-7 lead with 4:19 remaining in the opening stanza.
- Kristy Grovom would get the Shorewomen within one at the break as she scored with 42 ticks left as the hosts took a 9-8 advantage into the break.
- In the second half, Gettysburg scored five of the first seven goals to take a 14-10 lead with 10:52 remaining on a Kerry McKeever goal.
- Washington would answer with three unanswered tallies to trim the Gettysburg edge to 14-13 with 4:55 on a Lauren Brenner man-up score.
- However, McKeever would score twice in a span of 2:06 with to put the game away with her final goal coming with 1:48 left to cap the scoring.
For The #25 Shorewomen (12-5, 7-2 CC)
- Scoring: Grovom (five goals to tie for game-high), Cecily Docktor (game-topping four assists and nine draw controls to go along with one goal), Brenner, Keefe and Aubrey Robinson (two scores), Alison Pantazes (two helpers)
- In Goal: Isabella Richardson (60:00, five saves, 16 goals)
- Catherine Keirn (game-high and career-best six ground balls)
- WC went 12-for-15 in clears, went 3-for-13 in free position shots and had 20 ground balls.
- The Shorewomen held a 33-32 advantage in shots.
For Gettysburg (15-1, 8-1 CC)
- Scoring: McKeever (contest-best eight points on five goals to tie for game-high and three assists), Patterson (three goals and seven draws), Bri Stokes (three goals and one assist), Nemeth (two goals), Liza Barr and Lauren Cole (one goal and one assist)
- In Goal: Bailey Pilder (60:00, 11 saves, 13 goals)
- Gettysburg had 14 ground balls and edged WC in draw controls, 16-15.
- The Bullets went 14-for-16 in clears and had four more turnovers than WC, 14-10.
- Gettysburg went 2-for-6 in free position chances.
- Prior to her arrival in Chestertown last summer, head coach Kate Fowler was an assistant coach for five years at Gettysburg and part of two National Championship teams in 2017 and 2018.
- Docktor became the 11th Shorewoman to win 100 career draws as she won her century draw following Gettysburg's goal that gave them a 2-0 lead. She now has 108 all-time draws as she passed Rachel Bartee '12 for 10th place on the all-time list as Bartee won exactly 100 draws in her career. Docktor entered the season winning just 10 draw controls and is two away from becoming the first WC player to win 100 in a season.
- With her one caused turnover, Madison Schutz moves into a third place tie for career caused turnovers with 94 as she tied Betty Weller '03.
5/4 v. #2 Gettysburg @ Franklin & Marshall – TBD (Centennial Conference Tournament Semifinal Round)
- Game time to be determined on Monday morning.
- Washington is the third seed and Gettysburg is the second seed. F&M is the tournament's top seed and will play the winner of Wednesday's game between fifth-seeded Haverford and fourth-seed Dickinson which will take place at Dickinson.