By Pat Mariboe
Elm Staff Writer
After starting off the season with a 1-5 overall record, the Shoremen bounced back, winning four straight games in the Centennial Conference to give them a 4-0 record in the Conference. The Shoremen looked to maintain their undefeated record in the CC when they faced off against No.15 ranked Ursinus College on Wednesday.
The Ursinus Bears, who also entered the game with a 3-0 undefeated record in the CC, proved to be a tough match for the Shoremen. Washington College started off the scoring when freshman Tanner Barbieri picked out fellow freshman Tyler Powers who scored with a quick shot in front of the crease with less than five minutes to go in the first quarter. The Bears, however, would equalize only a minute later. Junior Sid Looney got the Shoremen back in front with a goal with less than two minutes remaining in the first, but Ursinus leveled up the scoring again with less than a minute to go in the quarter. The Bears doubled their scoring over the Shoremen in the second quarter and ended up scoring seven of the game’s final eight goals, as the Shormen would fall to the Bears 14-6.
In their second game of the week on Saturday, WC was challenged by the Dickinson Red Devils in a Centennial Conference matchup on Senior Day. It wasn’t a good start for the Shoremen, however, as Dickinson got on the board just eight seconds into the game. The Red Devils would score four more goals in the first quarter, before senior Luke Birnbaum made a nice pass to his twin brother, senior Sam Birnbaum, who rifled one home towards the end of the first quarter to give the Shoremen their first goal of the game. However, Brinbaum’s goal would end up being WC’s only goal of the game, as Dickinson would go on to score four straight goals and win the game 9-1.
The Shoremen face off against rivals Salisbury at home on Saturday in the highly anticipated War on the Shore. Salisbury stands at 11-4 so far this season as WC looks to avenge their Final Four loss from last season.