Shorewomen Never Trail In 12-8 Victory Over Bears

Dudley Tallies Five Points To Lead All Players and Schutz Sets Personal-Best With Game-High Five Ground Balls

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College never trailed and took the lead for good with 18:19 remaining in the first half in a 12-8 win over visiting Ursinus at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday evening.

Washington College 12 Ursinus 8

How It Happened
-The teams traded the game's first four goals before Washington took the game's first two-goal lead with 15:23 left in the first half on a score by Alli Dudley.  The Shorewomen took a 3-2 lead with 18:19 remaining in the opening stanza on a Katherine Vincent goal in transition on a pass from Anna Inserra.
-Ursinus cut the lead to 4-3 with 8:27 left in the half when Taylor DeBernardi grabbed a loose ball of a Bears' shot and scored from the left side of the goal crease.
-Washington would end the opening 30 minutes on a 3-0 run in a span of 3:18 to take a 7-3 lead into halftime.  Dudley made it 5-3 on an unassisted goal with 4:32 left, Vincent finished off a feed from Carley Kendall to push the lead to three goals with 2:30 remaining and Madison Acra capped the spurt on a pass from Dudley with 74 ticks left in the first half.
-The Bears scored the opening goal of the second half 56 seconds in on a goal by Franny Liberatoscioli to cut the lead to 7-4 before the Shorewomen scored four of the next five goals to take an 11-5 lead with 22:54 remaining on Vincent's third goal of the night.
-Ursinus scored three of the final goals of the game to provide the final margin with Devin Brakel scoring with 2:12 left to provide the final margin.

For The Shorewomen (6-4, 1-1)
-Dudley (game-highs of three assists and five points, two goals), Kendall (two goals and two helpers), Vincent (three goals to tie for game-high), Acra and Docktor (two goals), Madison Schutz (career-best five ground balls and two caused turnovers), Caitlin Donovan (two caused turnovers)
-In goal: Maddie Mullen (60:00, 11 saves, eight goals allowed)
-The Shorewomen were 15-for-18 in clears in the win and edged the Bears in draw controls (12-10).
-WC was 1-for-4 in free position chances.

For Ursinus (5-5, 1-2)
-Brakel (three goals to tie for tops in contest), Liberatoscioli (two goals), Bridget Sherry (game-best three caused turnovers), Lisa Grous (four ground balls to lead team)
-In goal: Margaret Philbin (60:00, three saves, 12 goals allowed, one ground ball)
-The Bears outshot the Shorewomen 24-22, had 10 more ground balls than WC (22-12) and were 10-for-12 in clears.
-Ursinus was 0-for-4 in free position chances.
-The visitors had two fewer turnovers than the hosts (17-15) and caused 13 of Washington's 17 turnovers.

Notes
-Washington has won five straight over Ursinus and six of the last seven meetings.
-The Shorewomen improve to 5-0 at home this season.

Up Next
4/9 @ Muhlenberg – 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
-The Shorewomen won 20-17 last season in Chestertown and have won the past five.
-2015 Washington College graduate Emily Hubley is now an assistant coach for Muhlenberg.