Acra Tallies Career-Bests of Six Goals and Points and Robinson Notches Personal-Highs of Five Goals and Points as Shorewomen Open 2-0 In CC Play For The First Time In 15 Years
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Washington College head coach Heidi Pearce won her 50th career game as head coach, all coming at Washington, as the visiting Shorewomen outscored host McDaniel, 13-4, in the second half on their way to a 24-14, victory over host McDaniel in a Centennial Conference women's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at Gill Stadium. Pearce won her 50th game in just 76 contests as she is the fastest Shorewomen Lacrosse coach to win 50 times. Washington improves to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in the Centennial, while the Green Terror drop to 4-5 and 0-2 respectively.
Washington College 24 McDaniel 14
How It Happened
- The Green Terror scored the game's first three goals to lead 3-0 eight minutes into the game on a Megan Kotelchuck goal.
- Washington answered with the next three scores to tie it at 3-3 with 16:48 left in the first half on a goal by Alison Pantazes on a feed from Cecily Docktor.
- The two teams would trade the next six goals as the score was tied 6-6 on an up goal by Docktor with 11:33 remaining in the opening half.
- McDaniel would score three of the next four to take a 9-7 lead with 7:02 remaining in the first on a Mary Kate Clothier free position tally.
- The Shorewomen would score the next three to go ahead 10-9 with 3:24 left on a free position goal by Emily Pantazes.
- McDaniel would tie it 10-10 with 2:27 left in the half as Lindsey Farrell finished off a pass from Annemarie Duerr, but 38 seconds later Washington's Aubrey Robinson capped the first half scoring on an unassisted score to give the visitors an 11-10 lead at halftime.
- In the second half, Washington led 13-11 following a goal by McDaniel's Emily Brownawell on a free position before the Shorewomen rolled off 10 unanswered goals to take a 23-11 lead with 4:49 left in the game on a Molly Johnston score. The Shorewomen's 20th goal came off the stick of Lexi Rullo with 14:23 remaining on a pass from Docktor. Madison Acra had three of the team's 10 goals during the run.
- The Green Terror scored the next three to cut it to 23-14 before Emily Pantazes capped the scoring with 89 ticks left in the game.
For The Shorewomen (7-2, 2-0 CC)
- Scoring: Acra (career-bests of six goals and points to lead all players in both), Robinson (career-highs of five goals and points), Docktor (two goals and three assists), Morgen Moran (two helpers and one goal), Emily Pantazes (three goals), Kristy Grovom and Alison Pantazes (one goal and one assist)
- In Goal: Victoria Shanerman (37:02, six saves, five goals) Isabella Richardson (22:58, zero saves, nine goals)
- Madison Schutz (team-best four draw controls and game-highs of four ground balls and three caused turnovers)
- WC went 14-for-16 in clears, went 4-for-5 in free position shots and had 16 ground balls.
- The Shorewomen outshot the Green Terror by a 40-27 margin.
- Washington had its fourth game this season of 13 or more caused turnovers as the Shorewomen forced 13 McDaniel miscues.
For McDaniel (4-5, 0-2 CC)
- Scoring: Olivia Geiger (three goals and two assists), Brownawell and Clothier (three scores), Farrell (two goals)
- In Goal: Elizabeth Collyer (54:18, eight saves, 22 goals), Nikki Francis (5:42, zero saves, two goals)
- Farrell (contest-high 13 draw controls)
- The Green Terror went 10-for-10 in clears and had eight more turnovers than WC, 16-8.
- McDaniel went 3-for-7 in free position chances.
- McDaniel had 10 ground balls in the game and won 23 of the game's 40 draw controls.
- Pearce is the second Washington coach to win 50 games as the head of Shorewomen Lacrosse joining Eleanor Shriver Magee, who won 60 games from 1998-2003. Shriver Magee won her 50th game in her 87th contest as WC coach on March 19, 2003 in a 16-9 win at Haverford.
- Pearce is now in sole possession of second place at Washington in wins, passing Julika Blankenship. Blankenship won 49 games at WC from 2009-13.
- Washington scored 24 goals for the first time since a 24-14 win over Susquehanna on March 7, 2014 in Pearce's first win as WC coach. This was the team's first 20-goal performance since a 20-11 victory at McDaniel on April 25, 2015.
- The 24 goals also ties the program record for most goals in a game, which the Shorewomen have done four times. In addition to today and Susquehanna in 2014, Washington also scored 24 against Villa Julie in 2003 and at Muhlenberg in 2004.
- WC won its ninth in a row over McDaniel, which dates back to the 2011 season.
- The Shorewomen are 2-0 in Centennial play for the first time since 2003.
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