Seahawks Edge Shorewomen, 10-9

Seahawks Edge Shorewomen, 10-9

Hubley Scores Four Goals For WC

ST. MARY'S CITY, MD – Host St. Mary's College outscored visiting Washington College in the second half by a 5-3 score to turn a 6-5 halftime deficit into a 10-9 victory on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Seahawk Stadium.  The Seahawks improve to 2-3 overall, while the Shorewomen fall to 1-1.

Washington got two goals in the first 2:58 from freshman midfielder/defender Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) on assists from senior attacker Kalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) and senior midfielder Rachel Bartee (Mt. Airy, MD/South Carroll) respectively.  Melissa Mayer got St. Mary's on the board when she finished off a Lauriann Parker pass to make it 2-1 with 24:37 left in the first half.  Mayer finished off another Parker pass to knot the game at 2-2 with 15:36 left in the half.  Parrish put WC back up 3-2 with 12:43 left in the first when she converted a free position attempt, but the lead was short lived as Lauren Bennett tied the game at 3-3 just 10 seconds later with Erin Shackelford netting the helper.  Hubley scored her third goal of the game with 10:02 remaining in the first half and recording the assist was sophomore forward Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) to put the guests up 4-3 and 3:54 later she registered her fourth goal of the contest with sophomore attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) getting the assist to make it 5-3.  Paige Decker responded for the Seahawks to cut the WC lead to 5-4 with 4:48 remaining in the first half.  Emily Shafer leveled the game at 5-5 when she scored with 4:33 left in the half from Daniella Hanacek.  Ziccardi capped the scoring in the first half on a man-up free position goal with 3:39 left in the opening 30 minutes to make it 6-5 at half.

In the second half, the Seahawks got three goals in the first 7:16 to take an 8-6 lead.  The hosts got tallies by Decker, Bennett and Shackelford respectively to take the two-goal lead.  Shackelford's tally was a free position and all three were unassisted.  The Shorewomen scored the next two to even the game at 8-8 with 16:08 left.  The WC goals were by Parrish with 20:41 left on a pass from Ziccardi and senior midfielder Ann Eickelberg (Amityville, NY/St. John The Baptist) with 16:08 to go.  St. Mary's scored the next two take grab a 10-8 lead with just 3:29 left in the game on goals from Kimmy Rouston, with Shafer getting the assist, and Shafer.  Eisenbrandt scored with 57 seconds left on a feed from junior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) to cut the hosts' lead to 10-9, but could not get the equalizer.  St. Mary's goalkeeper Colleen Simpson turned away the last chance for WC on a Ziccardi shot with under 30 seconds left to preserve the win.

Bennett, Decker, Mayer and Shafer had two goals each for the Seahawks, while Parker had two assists.  In goal, Simpson made 12 saves.

Hubley led all players with four goals for Washington.  Parrish scored twice and had three points in the game, while Ziccardi handed out two assists and added a goal for three points.  In goal, junior goalkeeper Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy (PA) made five saves in the first half and sophomore Rachelle Martinez (Silver Spring, MD/Northwood) made two saves in the second half.

WC held a 30-21 edge in shots, while clearing the ball 14-of-18 times, while St. Mary's was 13-for-20 in clears.  The Shorewomen were 2-for-4 in free positions, while the Seahawks were 1-for-3.

WC returns to action on Monday at 2:00 p.m. against Montclair State in Myrtle Beach, SC.