#5 Bullets Too Much For #20 Shorewomen, 16-9
Restaino Nets Career-High Five Goals and Personal-Best Five Points
GETTYSBURG, PA – #20 Washington College senior midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) scored a career-best five goals, which tied for the game-high, and totaled a personal-high and team-best five points, but it was not enough as host #5 Gettysburg downed #20 Washington College, 16-9, on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action at Clark Field. The Bullets improve to 14-1 overall and 7-0 in the conference, while the Shorewomen fall to 10-4 and 3-4 respectively.
Washington came out of the gate with two goals in the first 59 seconds of the game to take a 2-0 lead on a pair of Restaino goals. She scored the first goal 26 seconds into the first half and the second just 33 ticks later with senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) notching the assist on the first goal and junior defender/midfielder Kathleen Maleski (Mt. Airy, MD/South Carroll) getting the helper on the second score.
Bridget Kenny got Gettysburg on the board with 26:04 left in the first half and the Bullets tied it at 2-2 on a Mandy Buell tally with 22:43 to go in the half. Gettysburg took its first lead of the game at 3-2 with exactly 19:00 left in the opening half on a Kelsey Markiewicz goal. The Shorewomen evened the game at 3-3 when junior attacker Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) with 15:45 left in the half.
The Bullets scored two goals in 10 seconds to take a 5-3 lead with 14:43 to go in the first on a Markiewicz score with Kenny getting the assist after Maggie Connolly had put the hosts ahead 4-3 with 14:53 left. Kenny finished off a Lindsey Robinson pass to give Gettysburg a 6-3 lead with 13:40 remaining in the first. Robinson made it 7-3 with 11:42 remaining in the in the first half with Markiewicz notching the assist to cap a four-goal run in 3:11 for the hosts.
The Shorewomen got a pair of goals to trim the lead to 7-5 in a span of 40 ticks. Sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) scored with 10:08 left in the first with senior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) chalking up the assist and Hubley found Restaino for Restaino's third goal of the half with 9:28 remaining.
Just 16 seconds later though Robinson found Kenny for a goal and gave Gettysburg an 8-5 lead. Buell gave the Bullets a 9-5 lead with 2:15 left after Buell stole the ball on a Washington clearing attempt.
The Shorewomen got it to 9-6 with 2:00 left on Restaino's fourth goal of the first half, tying her career-high, with Hubley recording the assist and 39 seconds later Ziccardi netted her first goal of the day with sophomore attacker Liz Godorov (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East) getting the assist to trim the lead to 9-7, but Kenny scored on a Robinson helper with six seconds left to give Gettysburg a 10-7 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Loren Pruitt scored 3:13 into the second half with Amanda Borucki getting the assist to put the hosts ahead 11-7 and Kenny made it 12-7 with 20:24 left in the game. Restaino scored her fifth goal of the game, a career-best, with 17:44 left on a Ziccardi feed to trim the Gettysburg lead to 12-8. Robinson responded with 15:34 to go in the game to make it 13-8 on an unassisted score. The Bullets outscored the Shorewomen, 3-1, the rest of the way to provide the final margin.
For the Bullets, Kenny had a game-high seven points and tied Restaino for game-high with five goals, while winning a game-best seven draw controls. Robinson had five points on a game-high three assists and a pair of goals, while Markiewicz had three points on two goals and one assist. Buell and Pruitt each had a pair of goals for Gettysburg. Kat Nestor had a team-best five ground balls, to tie for game-high, and Alex Casey led all players with three caused turnovers. In goal, Lindsay Clinton turned away eight shots.
For Washington, in addition to Restaino, Hubley and Ziccardi each had three points on two assists and one goal. Eisenbrandt won five draw controls to lead the Shorewomen. In goal, senior goalkeeper Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy (PA) made five saves and had five ground balls to lead the team.
Gettysburg held a 31-24 advantage in shots and a 25-24 edge in ground balls. Washington had a 15-12 edge in draw controls. The Shorewomen were 16-for-21 in clears, while the Bullets were 16-for-19. WC was 0-for-4 in free position shots, while Gettysburg was 0-for-1.
The Shorewomen host Swarthmore on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the regular season home finale in Centennial Conference action.