By Victoria Ripple
Elm Staff Writer
The Shorewomen triumphed over the Goucher Gophers, on March 9th, in a non-conference win with a score of 19-10.
WC scored twice in the first two minutes of the game with junior Kali Parrish scoring and senior Sarah Cannon assisting to junior Rachel Bartee. WC had a lead of 6-4 with 13 minutes left in the first half before they pushed the lead by scoring three of the final four goals. The scoring spree starting with sophomore Marissa Restaino off of an assist by Cannon.
The Shorewomen held a 9-5 lead entering into the second half and did not let up. WC scored the first three goals of the half starting with Parrish, making the score 12-5. The Shorewomen led by as many as twelve until the Gophers scored the final three goals of the match. Bartee lead the Shorewomen with four goals and one assist in the match. Freshman Carly Eisenbrandt, sophomore Corinne Ziccardi, junior Liza Twilley, and Parrish all had two goals each. Cannon had three assists, Eisenbrandt had two, and Ziccardi had one in the win for the Shorewomen. WC had a 39-25 advantage in shots while Goucher had a 17-14 advantage in ground balls.
Coming off a strong win, the Shorewomen tallied up another with a non-conference game against Bridgewater on March 12th. Each team started off the game scoring on each of their shots before WC went on an eight goal run with sophomore Olivia Hanley leading the way. Ziccardi scored her five goals off just five shots. Hanley, Bartee, and Eisenbrandt each had two goals in the win against Bridgewater. Cannon had one goal and three assists, while Restaino had one goal and one assist. WC had a 29-13 advantage in shots in the 17-6 victory.
On March 19th, WC triumphed once more against Randolph-Macon in a close game with a score of 15-14. Shorewomen Retaino and Twilley scored the last two goals of the first half making the lead 7-5. Randolph-Macon came out with fury in the second half and scored five of the first seven goals taking the lead with the score of 10-9 with 13:56 to go. For a while, both teams scored alternating the leads but Randolph-Macon took the final lead.
Just before the game ended Restaino scored with 1:21 left on the clock tying the game up at 13-13. The game went into overtime and Randolph-Macon scored just 36 seconds in. Junior Ann Eickelberg took charge of the overtime and scored with 22 seconds left. Quickly after, junior Brooke Paulshock sent an assist to help Bartee win the game with just 4 seconds left in the overtime play.
Parrish led with four goals and 1 assist with Restaino following with three goals. Shorewomen, Twilley, Bartee, and Cannon each had two goals in the win. Ziccardi had one goal and one assist while freshman Meredith Callis had a career high of eight caused turnovers.
The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a Centennial Conference game at Franklin & Marshall College at 4:00.
March 25, 2011
Volume LXXXI Issue 19