March 5, 2013

Ziccardi Reaches 100 Career Goals as Shorewomen Handle Seahawks, 14-8

Senior Finishes with Three Goals Assist; Eisenbrandt Scores Four Goals

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) became the 10th player in team history to reach 100 career goals as host Washington College improved to 3-0 with a 14-8 non-conference women's lacrosse victory over visiting St. Mary's College of Maryland this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.

St. Mary's (2-3) held an early 3-2 lead just over six minutes into the game before the Shorewomen went on a 6-1 run to take an 8-4 lead on a goal by junior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) with 4:53 remaining in the first half.  Amelia Tenberg scored a free-position goal for the Seahawks with 2:27 remaining to pull St. Mary's to within 8-5 at halftime.  Junior defender Meredith Callis (Baltimore, MD/Roland Park Country School) picked up her first collegiate point in the first half when she assisted on a goal by Eisenbrant with 19:05 on the clock. 

Washington's lead grew to as many as nine goals as the Shorewomen scored six times in the first 17 minutes of the second half to build a 14-5 cushion on a free-position goal by Ziccardi with 13:00 on the clock. The Seahawks scored three goals in the final 4:49, including two in the final 30 seconds, to provide the final margin.

Ziccardi's 100th goal came on the first of her three goals on the day, on a free-position shot with 15:31 left in the first half. Ziccardi also had an assist in the contest. Eisenbrandt scored a game-high four goals and controlled a career-high six draws. Sophomore midfielder Liz Godorov (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) added a career-best three goals, while senior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) registered two goals and two assists. Sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) added two goals and one assist while also tallying a career-high five ground balls along with four draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Senior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) made nine saves in the win, including seven in the second half.

Shelby Newman led the Seahawks with three goals, while Emily Shafer had a goal and three assists. Michelle Dimenna made 18 saves and allowed all 14 goals for St. Mary's, playing the first 47 minutes. Twelve of her saves came in the first half.

The Shorewomen enjoyed a 44-23 advantage in shots and a 22-14 advantage in ground balls. Washington controlled 17 of the game's 24 draws, including nine of 10 in the second half. 

Washington has now won its last 15 home non-conference games. The Shorewomen's last non-conference loss at home was a 10-8 loss to St. Mary's on February 27, 2008. 

The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 4:00 p.m. home game against Shenandoah.

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