Hubley Wins 100th Career Draw Control; Nets Four Goals, Five Points and Five Draws
GETTYSBURG, PA – Lindsey Robinson recorded game-bests of four assists and seven points, along with three goals, as #5 Gettysburg downed visiting Washington College, 17-9, in the semifinal round of the Centennial Conference Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Clark Field in a rematch of last season's conference championship game. The Bullets improve to 17-1 overall, while the Shorewomen conclude the season at 13-5.
Gettysburg, the top seed in the tournament, broke onto the scoreboard just 2:49 into the game when Robinson scored unassisted to take a 1-0 lead. Loren Pruitt made it 2-0 just 38 seconds later on a pass from Maggie Connolly. Mandy Buell netted a free position goal to push the lead to 3-0 with 24:43 left in the first half. Just nine ticks later Bridget Kenny increased the lead to 4-0 on an unassisted score. The Bullets stretched it to 5-0 with 21:16 to go in the first on a Buell free position tally.
Washington, the tournament's fourth seed, got onto the board 10 seconds later when sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) won the draw and went straight to goal and scored to cut the lead to 5-1 and 35 seconds later Hubley netted another goal with senior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) notching the assist to trim it to 5-2 with 20:31 left. After Hubley's first goal, she won the draw control for her 100th career draw control and became the seventh Washington player to win 100 career draws. The Shorewomen trimmed it to 5-3 with 17:26 left when freshman attacker Carley Kendall (Harleysville, PA/Souderton Area) finished off a transition chance with Shipley chalking up the helper. The Bullets ended the three-goal run when Robinson scored with 15:37 remaining in the half on a feed from Amanda Borucki. Connolly scored without the help of an assist to make it 7-3 with 12:19 to go and Kelsey Markiewicz notched an unassisted goal to push it to 8-3 with 11:35 left. Just 22 ticks later, Hubley split a double team and scored unassisted for her third goal of the contest to trim the lead to 8-4.
Gettysburg's Buell recorded a free position tally with 7:43 left to give Gettysburg a five-goal cushion at 9-4. Robinson found Kenny to put the Bullets ahead 10-4 with 4:21 left in the half and Markiewicz scored her second goal of the game on a pass from Robinson for her second straight helper to push the lead to 11-4 with 1:48 left in the first. Robinson factored in on the Gettysburg straight goal, this time scoring with 1.7 seconds left on the clock with Kenny recording the assist to give Gettysburg an eight-goal lead into halftime at 12-4.
The Bullets and the Shorewomen each scored five times in the second half. Senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) scored twice, including the opening goal of the second half 49 seconds into the second half on a Hubley helper to cut it to 12-5, while Hubley, Shipley and senior midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) each netted one goal in the second half.
In addition to Robinson's seven points, the Bullets got a game-best five goals from Buell, while Pruitt scored three times. Connolly and Kenny had two goals and an assist for three points each. Markiewicz deposited two goals for the hosts. Alex Casey led all players with four caused turnovers in the contest. In goal, Lindsay Clinton made six saves for the Bullets.
Hubley had a game-high five draw controls and team-bests of four goals and five points for the Shorewomen. Hubley now has 101 career draw controls and won 84 draws this year, a program record for draws in a season. Shipley chalked up a club-topping two helpers and added a goal for three points. She concludes her season with a WC single-season record for assists with 56. Ziccardi notched a pair of goals, while Restaino registered a goal and an assist. Junior attacker Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) won four draws. In goal, senior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy (PA) stopped seven shots. Seibert won 35 career games, tying Sarah Moore '00 for the all-time program mark in victories.
The Bullets held a 29-22 edge in shots, a 21-18 advantage in ground balls and had 15 of the game's 18 caused turnovers. Gettysburg turned it over 13 times; while Washington coughed it up 20 times. The Bullets were 3-for-4 in free position chances, while the Shorewomen were 1-for-1. Gettysburg held a slim 14-13 edge in draws and was 14-for-15 in clears, while Washington was 9-for-15.
Gettysburg advances to tomorrow's final against the winner of second seeded and #6 nationally Franklin & Marshall and third seeded Haverford.
Today marked the final game for seniors Seibert, Restaino, Shipley, Ziccardi, defender/midfielder Olivia Hanley (Phoenix, MD/Dulaney) and defender Kathleen Larkin (Huntington, NY/St. Anthony's). The senior class went 42-24 and the 42 wins are the most ever for a Shorewomen Lacrosse senior class over a four-year period. The class was part of three consecutive 10 or more win seasons (2011-13), which was a program first and also had a winning record in all four seasons, another program first. Washington's 13 wins are the most victories in a season since the team won 14 in 2003. WC also won 14 games in 2000.