Lacrosse teams bring home W’s

By The Elm - Mar 07,2019@12:00 am

MensLax_SrZackGorrasi_MarkCooleyBy Isabellla Sansanelli

Elm Staff Writer

The Washington College lacrosse program saw tremendous success this past week in both the men’s lacrosse game against Frostburg on Saturday, March 1 and the women’s lacrosse team against Albright College on Wednesday, Feb. 27.  

In a historic victory for the Shoremen, this will be the last-ever chance to play soon-to-be Division II school, Frostburg State University and to do so in a sweeping 18-9 win.  

The Shoremen took a quick lead with junior Cooper Sloan feeding the ball to senior Casey Grieves within the first three minutes of the game to score the what would be the first of many goals for the Shoremen.  

The Shoremen went on to dominate both the first and second quarters by staggering amounts as they outscored Frostburg by three in the first quarter and seven in the second leaving the score at halftime to be a whopping 12-2. 

The Shoremen began to lack slightly in the second half as they were outscored by Frostburg 5-2 bit were able to pick their momentum back up in the tail end of the fourth quarter off a goal by junior Cody Pascale that was able to drive the Shoremen to finish out the game with an 18-9 win.  

Amongst some of the outstanding players of the match was Grieves, as he matched his career-high in goals and led the team, scoring a total of six goals during the game.  

“Yesterday’s win was a total team effort where we fought hard for all 60 minutes,” he said. “The group of guys we have in this locker room are committed to getting better each and every day and I think this win really shows that.  We are excited for what’s to come.”  

The Shoremen will face their next opponent on Saturday, March 9, against Stockton University at Kibler Stadium.  

However, the Shoremen were not the only ones to find success this past week as the Shorewomen lacrosse team was able to garner their first win of the season against Albright College in a 13-8 victory over the Lions.  

The Shorewomen were able to outscore the Lions in both halves and kept their offensive momentum to maintain the upper hand for the majority of the match. 

Sophomore Anna Bennett was able to give the Shorewomen their first lead of the match 13 minutes into the first half. Bennett set the tone for their eventual victory for the Shorewomen as well as a 6-3 lead into the second half.  

Although the Lions tried to make a comeback in the second half with a goal with 24:33 left, the Shorewomen matched their one goal with three of their own with a free position on behalf of senior Alison Pantazes.   

Additionally, senior Cecily Docktor proved to be an essential component to the win over Albright as she finished the match with three goals and three assists. Junior Aubrey Robinson led the team in goals, scoring four.

“It was good to have our first win under our belts and hope to use the momentum to bet Stevenson on Wednesday,” said sophomore Meghan Dean.

The Shorewomen will try to improve their record to a winning season as they face off at Stevenson on Wednesday, March 6.

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