Inserra Controls Nine Draws in Victory
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Nineteenth-ranked host Washington College scored a dozen first-half goals en route to a 16-6 non-conference women's lacrosse victory over visiting Stevenson this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. Junior defender Anna Inserra (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills West) controlled nine draws for the Shorewomen in the win, including seven in the first half.
Washington College 16, Stevenson 6
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen scored 91 seconds into the game via a Madison Acra free-position shot. The Mustangs answered 52 seconds later when Mackenzie Reese scored, but the Shorewomen countered just nine seconds after that as Anna Inserra controlled the draw and made a long pass ahead to Alli Dudley, who found the back of the net for the 2-1 lead.
- Virginia Parker made it 3-1 with a goal with 23:27 left in the first. Acra scored 23 seconds after that off a Cecily Docktor feed from behind the net as the lead grew to 4-1. Kellie McLaughlin stopped the three-goal Washington run by scoring for the Mustangs after clearing the ball nearly the entire length of the field with 22:04 left in the half, but the Shorewomen again quickly answered as Katherine Vincent scored off an Acra assist 25 seconds later. McLaughlin responded with a free-position goal with 17:33 left to trim the margin back to two at 5-3.
- The Shorewomen continued their pattern of quickly getting goals back, however, scoring 14 seconds later as Rachael Shaw scored following a draw control and assist by Vincent. The Washington lead grew to four after winning the next draw as Docktor scored an unassisted goal off a restart that began behind and left of the goal. Dudley then picked off a clearing pass to score a one-on-one goal against Stevenson goalie Maggie Lawder with 15:02 left in the first. Vincent made it 9-3 with an unassisted goal just 18 seconds after that.
- Washington got its 10th goal when Carley Kendall sent in a high pass from Docktor with just one hand on her stick with 7:19 left before halftime. Reese picked up her second goal for Stevenson 30 seconds later, but the Shorewomen again scored right off a draw as Vincent found the back of the net just 13 seconds later. Docktor made it 12-4 off a Dudley assist with 4:54 to go in the half.
- Vincent opened the second-half scoring 21 seconds off the draw to push the lead to 13-4. The margin went to 10 on a Docktor goal off a Parker assist with 27:03 remaining. Docktor tacked on the Shorewomen's 15th goal off an Acra assist with 24:35 to play. Kendall netted the 16th goal on a free-position shot with 10:23 left. Stevenson scored its first goal of the second half on a free-position shot by Brady Heher with 7:55 remaining. Heher scored off another free-position with 4:48 to go to provide the final margin.
For the Shorewomen (3-0)
- Scorers: Docktor (4 goals, 2 assists), Vincent (4 goals, 1 assist), Acra (2 goals, 2 assists), Dudley (2 goals, 1 assist), Kendall (2 goals), Parker (1 goal, 1 assist), Shaw (1 goal), Inserra (1 assist)
- Goalie: Maddie Mullen (9 saves, 4 goals allowed, 49:54), Haylee Solomon (1 save, 2 goals allowed, 10:06)
- Inserra had three ground balls and a caused turnover to go along with her nine draw controls and one assist.
- The Shorewomen held a 39-19 advantage in shots and controlled 18 of the game's 25 draws.
For Stevenson (0-4)
- Scorers: McLaughlin (2 goals), Heher (2 goals), Reese (2 goals)
- Goalies: Lawder (7 saves, 13 goals allowed, 48:55); Hannah DePadua (4 saves, 3 goals allowed, 11:05)
- Shelby Walter had five ground balls and three caused turnovers for the Mustangs.
- The Shorewomen scored six goals within 30 seconds of a draw control in the first half alone and finished the game with seven such goals.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/15 v. Denison (in Bayamon, Puerto Rico) - 10:30 a.m.