By Pat Mariboe
Senior Sports Writer
The Shorewomen quickly put the loss behind them as they went on to defeat Muhlenberg College, 19-9 on Saturday, April 8. In the win, Vincent stole the show, setting the Centennial Conference career and single-season records for free-position goals while tying a single-game school record with 11 points. Head Coach Heidi Yetman, expressed her appreciation for Vincent’s game.
“Kat Vincent had a stellar game with nine goals and two assists. Haylee played a great game in goal, and a lot of different players scored which is hard to defend,” Yetman said. “We had to pull it together today as a unit to win big today.”
Following a massive 17-7 win over Centennial Conference opponents McDaniel, the Shorewomen faced off against visiting Ursinus in their second CC matchup of the week. Head Coach Heidi Yetman looked to use the confidence and momentum from the victory earlier in the week to put out a good showing against Ursinus.
“Everyone got to play today, except a couple of injuries, so it was a great team win which always builds your confidence going into the next game this week,” said Yetman in an interview with The Elm Sports Network. “Ursinus is a good team and we have to come back fired up and started from the first whistle on Wednesday. We’re excited.”
It looked as if Yetman’s advice had paid off, and junior Rachel Shaw got the scoring started early with a goal only three minutes into the contest. The Bears would answer shortly after, however, bringing the score to 2-1 with less than 10 minutes gone in the first half. Senior Katherine Vincent continued her remarkable form, scoring off a free position shot to level the score at 2-2. Despite the back and forth play from both teams, the Bears were on a mission as they went on a five-goal run to bring the score to 7-2 with nearly seven minutes to play in the half.
Sophomore Cecily Docktor put an end to Ursinus’ scoring, stealing the ball from the opposing goalie and slotting it home to make the score 7-3. The Bears would add another tally a few minutes later, but were only able to celebrate for nearly 21 seconds after scoring, as Shorewomen standout sophomore Kirsty Grovom quickly retaliated, scoring the last goal of the half. Docktor was involved in the scoring again, assisting on Grovom’s 25th goal of the season.
Docktor would go on to score two goals in the game, for a team-high three point performance. Docktor was later recognized for her efforts as she was awarded the GooseNationTV Shorwomen Player of the Game for the second game in a row.
Shaw started off the second half in similar fashion to the first half, scoring off an assist from junior Autumn Spencer. Despite additional goals from sophomore Emily Pantazes, Vincent, and Docktor, the Bears went on a second five goal run to win the game 16-8. Ursinus outscored the Shorewomen 8-4 in both halves. This was Ursinus’ first win over the Washington College since 2011, breaking a five game losing streak against the Shorewomen.
WC returns to action with an away confernce game on April 15 versus Bryn Mawr at 1 p.m.