Washington Bests McDaniel For The First Time Since 2003
CHESTERTOWN, MD – Freshman midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) scored the game-winning goal with 5:16 left as host Washington College topped visiting McDaniel, 8-7, on Wednesday afternoon in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium. The Shorewomen improve to 7-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play, while the Green Terror fall to 1-5 and 1-1 respectively.
Eisenbrandt snapped a 7-7 tie with 5:16 remaining when she spun around the defender and scored on a ground shot to put Washington up 8-7. McDaniel's last chance to tie the game was thwarted when sophomore midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) stole the pass from Anna Beaudry with 50 seconds remaining in the contest and the Shorewomen cleared the ball and ran out the clock.
Washington scored just 86 seconds into the game on an unassisted goal by junior attacker Kalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) to put the hosts up 1-0. The Shorewomen made it 2-0 with 27:01 left in the opening half when junior midfielder Rachel Bartee (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) converted a feed from senior attacker Sarah Cannon (Baltimore, MD/Notre Dame Prep) to give the hosts a two-goal lead. McDaniel cut the lead in half with 24:48 left in the opening half when Beaudry scored on a pass from Chelsea Watkins. WC got back its two goal lead 1:51 later when
freshman defender/midfielder Kathleen Maleski (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) finished off a free position shot. Cannon netted a goal with Restaino registering the helper to put the hosts up 4-1 with 13:35 remaining in the half. The Green Terror reduced the lead to 4-2 with 92 seconds left in the half when Lauren McCadden took a pass from Brittany Lines and scored.
In the second half, Lisa Jurd found Mary Tokolish for the goal to cut the hosts lead to 4-3 with 26:20 left. 35 ticks later, Jurd scored unassisted to level the game at 4-4. Cannon would put the Shorewomen back in front, 5-4, with 21:43 to go in the game. Just 46 seconds later, Eisenbrandt converted a free position shot to make it 6-4 hosts and McDaniel to called a timeout following the tally. With 17:21 left, Tokolish scored on a free position goal of her own to trim the Shorewomen lead to 6-5 and 42 seconds later Jurd scored to tie the game at 6-6. The Green Terror took their first lead of the game when Jurd converted a free position to make it 7-6 with 13:38 to go and led Washington to call a timeout. However, 15 seconds later Maleski scored her second of the day after winning the draw control. The score would remain 7-7 until Eisenbrandt's winner with 5:16 to go.
Cannon, Eisenbrandt and Maleski each scored twice for Washington with Maleski recording her first collegiate two-goal game. Cannon added an assist to give her a team-high three points in the win. Freshman defender Meredith Callis (Baltimore, MD/Roland Park Country School) had a game-best three caused turnovers. In goal, sophomore Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy (PA) made six saves.
For McDaniel, Jurd had game-highs of three goals and four points, while Tokolish scored twice. In goal, Aimee Semler stopped 11 shots.
The Shorewomen outshot the Green Terror, 33-17, and won nine of the game's 17 draw controls. Washington held a 21-18 edge in ground balls, while clearing the ball successfully 17-of-21 times. McDaniel was good on 17 of its 22 clear attempts. Each side scored twice on the free position. The Green Terror committed 33 fouls in the game, while the Shorewomen committed only 10.
The win is Washington's first over McDaniel since a 17-6 win during the 2003 season and also snaps a seven-game losing streak to the Green Terror.
The Shorewomen return to competition on Saturday afternoon with a 4:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at #7 Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference action.