Eisenbrandt Scores Career-High Five Goals in Win
HAVERFORD, PA -- Sophomore midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) scored a career-high five goals and assisted on another as visiting Washington College posted a 10-7 win over host Haverford in a Centennial Conference women's lacrosse game tonight on Swan Field.
The Shorewomen (8-4, 4-2 Centennial) struck first in the game as junior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) scored 3:40 into the contest. Haverford (5-8, 3-3) evened things up at 1-1 on a goal by Josie Ferri exactly two minutes later, but Eisenbrandt found junior midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) for a goal with 19:12 to go in the first half to give the Shorewomen a 2-1 lead. Ferri then scored off an assist from Megan Gallagher with 10:00 on the clock and found Alexis Bond for a goal 65 seconds later to give the Fords a 3-2 advantage.
Eisenbrandt then scored three consecutive goals for the Shorewomen with 7:15, 4:51, and 3:57 remaining in the first half, respectively - giving Washington a 5-3 lead. Perrin Downing scored for Haverford off a Ferri assist with 48 seconds to go in the opening half to trim the deficit to 5-4 and Jen Schmidt evened the scored with a goal off an assist from Alexa Pesce with just seven seconds remaining before the intermission.
Washington regained the lead when Ziccardi opened the second-half scoring 4:25 into the period to put the Shorewomen in front, 6-5. Eisenbrandt upped the lead to two goals with a score with 23:29 to go and freshman midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) extended the advantage to 8-5 with a goal with 49 seconds later and junior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) made the score 9-5 with a goal with 18:57 on the clock. Ferri narrowed the lead back to three goals, scoring with 8:26 left. Eisenbrandt netted her fifth goal of the evening with 5:05 to go, pushing the lead back to four, but Pesce scored off a Schmidt assist with 3:04 remaining to make the score 10-7 in favor of Washington and provide the final margin.
Ziccardi (two goals) joined Eisenbrandt as Washington's multiple-goal scorers. Ferri led Haverford with three goals and two assists.
Washington held a slim 25-24 advantage in shots in the contest and controlled 11 of the game's 19 draws. Seven of those draw controls were recorded by sophomore midfielder Chelsea Spector (Stevensville, MD/Kent Island).
The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 4:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Gettysburg.