April 17, 2012

Shorewomen Hold Garnet at Bay in 9-6 Win

Seibert Makes 11 Saves in Win

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Junior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) made 11 saves as host Washington College posted a 9-6 Centennial Conference women's lacrosse victory over visiting Swarthmore tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shorewomen improved to 9-5 overall and 5-3 in conference play with the win, clinching their first winning record in Centennial games since finishing the 2004 season at 6-3 in the conference. 

The Shorewomen jumped out to a 6-1 lead by halftime with senior attacker Liza Twilley (Salisbury, MD/Salisbury School) scoring two of Washington's goals in the first period and four different Shorewomen each scoring one. Washington won seven of the eight draws in the first half.

Swarthmore made a second-half charge, controlling the final seven draws of the game. Annalise Penikis trimmed the lead to 8-6 with a goal with 12:43 to play, but a free-position goal by Washington junior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) with 5:17 to play gave the Shorewomen a three-goal cushion. The Garnet's last shot came off the stick of Penikis with 5:01 to play, but it was saved by Seibert. Swarthmore's last possession ended with 2:24 to go when Seibert came out of the crease to break up a pass by Caroline Murphy. Seibert also secured the ground ball as Washington cleared the ball and ran out the clock. 

Ziccardi and sophomore midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) joined Twilley with two goals each for Washington while junior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) had one goal and one assist. Senior midfielder Rachel Bartee (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) and senior attacker Kalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) each scored one goal, while freshman midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) tallied one assist.

Penikis led all scorers with four goals, on 12 shots, and one assist. Corinne Somi and Beth Martin each scored one goal for Swarthmore. Michelle Ammerma made 10 saves in the loss for the Garnet.

Washington finished the game with a 25-23 advantage in shots and a 9-8 edge in draw controls in the game. 

The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 4:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at McDaniel. 

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