Shorewomen Score Final Four Goals of the Game
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — The 25th-ranked Washington College women's lacrosse team scored the final four goals of the game to earn a 13-12 Centennial Conference win over visiting Swarthmore tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. Junior attacker Kristy Grovom (San Diego, Calif./Mission Hills) scored the game-winner with 51 seconds left.
#25 Washington College 13, Swarthmore 12
How It Happened
- Elizabeth Wainwright put the Garnet on the board first with a goal on the first possession 1:14 into the game. Kathryn Restrepo followed with a goal with 25:43 left in the first for a 2-0 Swarthmore advantage.
- Cecily Docktor put the Shorewomen on the board with a goal for her 150th career point off an assist from Anna Bennett 56 seconds later. Madison Acra followed with a tying goal just 41 seconds after Docktor's goal. Restrepo put Swarthmore back in front with a goal off a Mackenzie Frost pass with 22:10 remaining in the first half.
- Docktor found Grovom for a goal with 20:36 on the clock to deadlock the game at 3-3 and start a 6-0 run for the Shorewomen. Washington took its first lead of the game on an Aubrey Robinson goal with 15:21 to go in the period. By the time Grovom finished the run off a an assist from Robinson with 6:06 left in the period, the Shorewomen had built an 8-3 advantage.
- Swarthmore scored the final three goals of the first half, cutting the lead to 8-6 on a Julia Ostrowski goal off a Restrepo assist with 1:34 on the clock.
- The Garnet extended their run to 6-0 with three quick goals to open the second half as a free-position goal by Tess Wild with 26:00 left gave Swarthmore a 9-8 lead. Restrepo made it seven unanswered goals by upping the lead to 10-8 with 22:15 to play.
- Acra ended the Garnet's run with a free-position goal with 21:49 left to trim the margin to 10-9, but Restrepo answered for Swarthmore on the other end with a free-position tally with 20:23 remaining and Sydnie Schwarz followed with a goal with 18:08 to go for a 12-9 Swarthmore advantage.
- Acra got Washington back to within two with an unassisted goal with 8:53 remaining. Grovom followed with a free-position goal with 7:48 left to pull the Shorewomen to within a goal at 12-11.
- Robinson then tied the game at 12-12 on a free-position with 1:51 left in regulation. The Shorewomen won the ensuing draw and Grovom found the back of the net for the game-winner with 51 seconds remaining.
For the Shorewomen (13-3, 7-1 Centennial Conference)
- Scoring Leaders: Grovom (4 goals); Acra (3 goals); Robinson (2 goals, assist); Docktor (2 goals, assist)
- In Goal: Isabella Richardson (6 saves, 10 goals allowed, 38:11); Victoria Shanerman (3 saves, 2 goals allowed, 21:49)
- Madison Schutz tallied five ground balls and four caused turnovers for the Shorewomen, while Anna Bennett controlled nine draws to go along with three ground balls and an assist.
For Swarthmore (10-5, 3-5 Centennial Conference)
- Scoring Leaders: Restrepo (4 goals, assist); Wainwright (2 goals); Schwarz (2 goals); Frost (goal, assist)
- In Goal: Betsy Cohen (7 saves, 13 goals allowed, 60:00)
- Wild controlled eight draws for the Garnet.
- Docktor is the 15th player in Washington College women's lacrosse history to reach 150 career points
- Schutz was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
4/28 v. #4 Gettysburg - 3:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- The game against Gettysburg will be the Shorewomen's Senior Day game and their regular-season finale. Washington will play Gettysburg again in the Centennial Conference semifinals May 5th at Franklin & Marshall.