Richardson Makes 16 Saves As Shorewomen Open Season With 10-8 Win Over Albright

Richardson Makes 16 Saves As Shorewomen Open Season With 10-8 Win Over Albright

Four Shorewomen Score Two Goals Each

SPARKS, Md. — Washington College junior goalkeeper Isabella Richardson (Potomac, Md. / Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart) made 16 saves in her first career start as the Shorewomen defeated Albright 10-8 in a neutral site non-conference women's lacrosse game played tonight at US Lacrosse on Tierney Field in Sparks, Maryland. The contest was the season opener for Washington, who won their season opener for the third year in a row.

Washington College 10, Albright 8

How It Happened
- Lexi Rullo put the Shorewomen ahead with a free position goal 1:51 into the contest. Aubrey Robinson would double the lead to 2-0 on an unassisted goal with 20:26 to play in the opening half.
- Sophie Bass scored an unassisted goal with 16:41 to go in the opening half to get Albright on the board and cut the lead to 2-1.
- Madison Acra tallied an unassisted goal with 7:45 to go until the halftime break to push the lead to 3-1, but Bass would add her second goal of the night, this one coming on a free position shot, to cut the lead to 3-2 just 53 seconds later. 
- Emily Pantazes capped the first half scoring on a free position goal with 47 seconds to go to give the Shorewomen a 4-2 lead at the halftime break.
- Emily Pantazes fired home her second goal of the night just 18 seconds into the second half to push the lead to 5-2, but Kelly Baumann would ignite a 3-0 run by winning the next draw control and score just eight seconds after Emily Pantazes' goal to make it a 5-3 game. Later, Tristin Konen would score off of an assist from Corinne Donohue to make it a one goal game at 5-4 with 26:07 to go, and Bass would complete her hat trick by scoring on a Baumann assist with 18:39 to go to tie the game 5-5.
- Alison Pantazes would end the run by scoring an unassisted goal with 17:38 to go to put the Shorewomen back in front, 6-5, but Bass tied the game at 6-6 on a free position goal just 13 seconds later.
- Washington would take the lead for good with 12:11 to go as Cecily Docktor finished off a pass from Alison Pantazes to put the Shorewomen ahead 7-6. Docktor would score again less than a minute later off an assist from Anna Bennett to give Washington an 8-6 lead with 11:17 to go.
- Konen would slice the lead to 8-7 on an unassisted goal with 10:46 to play, but Acra pushed the lead back to a pair at 9-7 by scoring a free position goal with 10:19 to go. Robinson would make it a 10-7 game by finishing a free position chance with 8:48 to play.
- Donohue would cut the lead to 10-8 on an unassisted goal with 3:17 to go and Albright would put two more shots on goal after the goal, but both were saved by Richardson as the Shorewomen held on for the win.  

For the Shorewomen (1-0)
- Scorers: Docktor (two goals), Emily Pantazes (two goals), Acra (two goals), Robinson (two goals), Alison Pantazes (one goal, one assist), Rullo (one goal), Bennett (one assist)
- Goalie: Richardson (16 saves, 8 goals allowed, 60:00).
- Rullo and Madison Schutz each had a pair of caused turnovers to tie for game high honors.
- The Shorewomen held a slight 32-29 advantage in shots and a 21-17 edge in ground balls.

For Albright (2-1)
- Scorers: Bass (four goals), Konen (two goals), Baumann (one goal, one assist), Donohue (one goal, one assist)
- Goalie: Terae Mason (12 saves, 10 goals allowed, 60:00).
- Baumann also had a game best four draw controls.
- Albright turned the ball over 18 times and went just 16-for-25 on their clearing attempts.

Notes
- Richardson made eight saves in the first half and the second half of the game. She had made just one save in 48:20 of playing time over the first two years of her career.
- Richardson's 16 saves are the most saves by a Shorewomen goalkeeper in a victory since Haylee Solomon also made 16 saves in a 9-7 win over Haverford on April 20th, 2016. Solomon made 18 saves against Franklin & Marshall last season, but it came in an 11-4 loss.
- The Shorewomen's victory tonight comes on the birthday of their head coach, Heidi Pearce.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/3 v. Lynchburg - 12:00 p.m.
- The Shorewomen jumped out to a 9-2 halftime lead en route to a 17-3 win over Lynchburg on the road last year.