Shorewomen Qualify For Seventh Straight CC Tournament Despite Falling 13-3 To #3 Bullets

Shorewomen Qualify For Seventh Straight CC Tournament Despite Falling 13-3 To #3 Bullets

Washington to Travel to Dickinson on Wednesday in First Round of Centennial Tournament

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Host #3 Gettysburg topped visiting Washington College in the regular season finale on Saturday afternoon at Clark Field in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action.  However the Shorewomen qualified for the 2017 Centennial Conference Tournament due to Dickinson's 21-12 win at Ursinus this afternoon.  The Shorewomen, the tournament's fifth seed, will travel to Dickinson, the four seed, on Wednesday.  Game time for the game in Carlisle, Pa. will be announced on Monday as Washington is competing in its seventh consecutive conference tournament and 10th overall.     

#3 Gettysburg 13 Washington College 3  

How It Happened
- Maggie McClain scored the game's first goal 24 seconds into the game for Gettysburg, before Cecily Docktor tied the game 1-1 at the 4:04 mark for Washington on a pass from Alison Pantazes
- Gettysburg would score the next four goals to take a 5-1 lead with 16:52 left in the first half on a Katie Willis tally.  Her goal capped the Bullets' four-goal run in a span of 7:07 as Willis assisted on the first goal of the spurt which was scored by Katie Landry.
- Katherine Vincent ended the run with 12:23 to go in the half to cut it to 5-2.  Willis made it 6-2 for the hosts with 6:36 remaining on a pass from Landry and Kristy Grovom capped the first half scoring with 4:32 left to reduce the Gettysburg lead to 6-3 and that would be the halftime score. 
- Gettysburg scored all seven goals in the second half to provide the final margin with Willis scoring two.

For The Shorewomen (10-6, 5-4 CC)
- Scoring: Docktor, Grovom and Vincent (one goal), Alison Pantazes (one assist)
- In Goal: Solomon (60:00, six saves, 13 goals)
- Vincent had four draw controls for the second straight game to lead all players for the second consecutive contest.
- Emily Pantazes and Madison Schutz each had a game-high two caused turnovers and Emily Pantazes added three ground balls to tie for game-best.
- The Shorewomen edged the Bullets in draw controls, 10-8, and notched six caused turnovers.
- WC went 12-for-14 in clears and 0-for-2 in free position shots.
- The guests had three more turnovers than the hosts, 12-9.

For #3 Gettysburg (15-2, 8-1 CC)
- Scoring: Willis (game-bests of four goals and five points), Landry and Courtney Patterson (two goals and one assist), Emma Christie and Caroline Jaeger (two goals), Maggie Welsh (game-high two assists)
 - In Goal: Shannon Keeler (57:07, seven saves, three goals), Bailey Pilder (2:53, one save, zero goals)
- Brooke Holechek and Katelyn Neillands had three ground balls to tie for tops in the game and Patterson won a Bullets-best three draws.
- The Bullets went 15-for-15 in clears and 2-for-4 in free position chances.
- Gettysburg outshot Washington 20-17 and forced five WC turnovers in the game.

- Washington is the third program to reach the conference tournament 10 or more times, joining Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall. 

Up Next
5/3 @ Dickinson – TBA (Centennial Conference Tournament – First Round)
- The Red Devils downed the Shorewomen in overtime, 11-10, on March 25 in Carlisle.
- First ever meeting between the two teams in the conference playoffs.
- Washington has won both of its first round games in the conference tournament, winning at Haverford in 2011 and downing visiting McDaniel in 2013.
- Winner will play at #1 seed Gettysburg on Saturday, May 6.  The other semifinal matchup is second seed F&M and three seed Muhlenberg.