Bears Stop Shorewomen, 12-5

Bears Stop Shorewomen, 12-5

Washington Gets Two Goals From Ziccardi

COLLEGEVILLE, PA – Alyssa Thren had three goals and two assists for five points as host Ursinus recorded a 12-5 win over visiting Washington College on Wednesday afternoon in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action at Eleanor Frost Snell Alumnae Field.  The Bears are now 5-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Shorewomen drop to 7-2 and 1-2 respectively.

Washington scored the first goal just 4:02 in when junior attacker Kalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) scored on a free position shot to put the guests up 1-0.  The Bears would tie the game when Elizabeth Chatburn finished off a pass from Thren to even it at 1-1 with 23:16 left in the half.  The Bears took the lead with 17:35 to go in the first when Emily Diehl cashed in on a free position chance. 

Lindsey Urban made it 3-1 when she scored on an unassisted tally with 12:36 left in the opening 30 minutes.  The goal ignited a 2:13 four-goal run by the hosts.  40 seconds later, Thren scored on a free position to make it 4-1.  Kim Peifer scored from Allison Furman with 11:07 remaining in the half and 44 ticks later the run was capped by a Peifer goal.

Thren scored on a pass from Furman with 82 seconds left to make it 7-1, but freshman defender/midfielder Kathleen Maleski (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) netted a free-position goal with 53 seconds left to cut the lead to 7-2 at intermission.

In the second half, Urban scored from Thren just 1:50 into the second half to make it 8-2.  Sophomore attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) cut it to 8-3 on an unassisted tally with 14:34 left.  Thren scored her third goal of the game on a free position with 11:48 left to make it 9-3 and Chatburn netted a goal from Peifer 30 ticks later.  Ziccardi had her second goal of the game on a free position with 9:22 to go on the clock before Megan Horney scored from Peifer with 7:29 left to give the Bears an 11-4 lead.  junior midfielder Rachel Bartee (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) converted a free position shot with 2:20 left to trim the Bears' lead to six.   Horney tallied 58 seconds later to make it a 12-5 hosts and that rounded out the scoring.

Urban, Peifer, Horney and Chatburn had two goals each, while Furman and Peifer handed out two assists for Ursinus.  In goal, Riley Pembroke made nine saves.

For Washington, Ziccardi scored twice to lead the Shorewomen.  Sophomore goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy (PA) made seven saves in net.  Seibert had a game-best and career-high six ground balls, while freshman defender Meredith Callis (Baltimore, MD/Roland Park Country School) had a personal best five ground balls.

The Shorewomen outshot the Bears, 26-25, while the Bears won 10 of the game's 19 draw controls.  Washington held a 19-17 edge in ground balls, while clearing the ball successfully 15-of-18 times.  Ursinus was good on 19 of its 23 clear attempts.  WC was 4-for-10 on free position shots, while Ursinus 3-for-6 on free positions.

The Shorewomen return to the field on Saturday afternoon with a 4:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game against visiting Muhlenberg.