By Hillary Kane
Elm Staff Writer
The Shorewomen started off the past week’s round of games on the road, traveling to Centennial conferece competitors Bryn Mawr College, Gettysburg College, and non-conference opponent Hood College.
WC kick-started the week with a 0-0 stalemate against host Bryn Mawr College. Throughout the match, both teams notched ample opportunities to score; however, stellar goaltending prevailed. Washington outshot the Owls 17-11, while the Owls maintained a 7-5 advantage in corner kick opportunities. Head Field Hockey coach Rachel Boyle and interested spectator comments on the most exciting and pivotal moment of the game. “With 53 seconds left in the game, Bryn Mawr set up to take a corner kick. The kick was perfectly placed across the center of the box. Bryn Mawr’s player headed the ball flawlessly in the upper 90 and Tori perfectly timed punching the ball over the crossbar. It was an incredible save.” WC goalie Tori Ripple notched 9 saves.
On Sept. 24, WC traveled to host Gettysburg College for their third match of conference play. Washington held the bullets to a null score until 30 minutes into the game. A series of lapses left the score at halftime 2-0, Gettysburg. The Bullets advanced in the second half, notching another 5 goals, and finishing the game with 25 on goal shots compared to WC’s lone on goal shot. Ripple registered a groundbreaking 18 saves.
The Shorewomen traveled to host Hood College on Monday Sept. 26. An early goal by Washington sophmore midfielder Heather Smith was the game-decider, as the Shorewomen picked up a 1-0 win. Smith received a cross from junior defender Gabby Antalffy and fired in the lone goal of the game. WC outshot Hood 23-4, and lead in corner kick opportunities 5-2. Senior captain Gabby Devaud recaps on the game, “We entered the game gunning for a win. The only thing on our minds was to play composed and get as many shots off as possible. We came out strong and finished strong, even though the score only shows a marginal win.” WC held a 23-4 shot advantage, sending their overall record to 2-5-1.
Washington returns to action on Thursday, Sept. 29 against host Cabrini College.