April 14, 2012

#4 Bullets Pull Away from Shorewomen, 12-7

Seibert Makes Career-Best 16 Saves in Loss

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Visiting fourth-ranked Gettysburg College scored eight times in the second half en route to a 12-7 Centennial Conference women's lacrosse win over host Washington College this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Bullets improved to 12-1 overall and remained unbeaten in conference play at 7-0, while the Shorewomen fell to 8-5 overall and 4-3 in the Centennial. 

The Shorewomen took a 2-0 lead in the contest on a goal by freshman midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) with 25:01 left in the first half and another by junior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) with 21:16 on the clock. Gettysburg scored four of the next five goals to take a 4-2 lead. Kelsey Markiewicz scored on a free-position shot with 19:31 left for Gettysburg before junior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) scored a free-position goal of her own for Washington with 18:28 left. Hannah Church then scored back-to-back goals with 18:01 and 16:12 left, respectively, to even the score at 3-3 and Bailey Beardsley scored with 15:14 remaining to put the Bullets in front, 4-3. Senior attacker Kalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) netted the equalizer for Washington with 13:22 left before halftime to tie the score at 4-4. Neither team would score again in the first half.

The Bullets held a 23-7 advantage in shots in the first half, but junior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) made 12 saves in the period for the Shorewomen.

Gettysburg took the lead for good with back-to-back goals to open the second half as Lindsey Robinson scored off a Katie Blumenthal feed 38 seconds into the period and a free-position goal by Church with 27:43 to go. The Shorewomen cut the lead to 6-5 when Hubley found Ziccardi for a goal with 26:00 left, but a run of three straight goals by the Bullets, the last by Blumenthal on a free-position, gave the Bullets a 9-5 cushion with 18:27 left. Gettysburg led by at least three goals the rest of the way.

Church led all players with five goals, while Blumenthal had two goals and an assists and Markiewicz tallied two goals of her own. Maggie Coleman made seven saves in goal for Gettysburg.

Ziccardi paced the Shorewomen with three goals, while Hubley finished with one goal and one assist. Seibert finished the contest with a career-high 16 saves.

The Shorewomen return to action Tuesday with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Swarthmore. 

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