By Kayla Zapcic
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College women’s lacrosse team had a busy spring break, staying on campus to practice and play three games while most students left WC.
They took on Salisbury University away on Saturday, March 9, United States Coast Guard Academy at home on Tuesday, March 12 and Randolph-Macon College at home on Saturday, March 16.
The women’s team fell short to Salisbury, ranked No. 5 in the nation in Division III, with a score of 15-8. Junior Lauren Brenner led the team in goals with three while junior Aubrey Robinson came in a close second, scoring two goals.
Senior Cecily Docktor led the team in assists with two. Senior goalkeeper Isabella Richardson had four saves and three ground balls. Despite this loss, Docktor believes the team will use this experience to move forward.
“We talk about goals a lot and we have big expectations for this season, but we achieve them by taking one game at a time and never overlooking a game,” she said. “We have come up with certain goals for each game from number of shots we take, successful clears etc. Our team is feeling good going into season, every single one of us has worked especially hard in this off season.”
The Shorewomen beat Coast Guard 18-7. Docktor led the team with two goals and five assists, while Brenner followed with two goals and four assists. Robinson also had four goals.
Richardson made four saves in goal and senior Alison Pantazes secured four ground balls.
Senior attacker Kristy Grovom surpassed 100 career points and 100 career draw controls, making her the the 28th player in WC women’s lacrosse history to reach 100 career points and is the tenth player to reach 100 draw controls in the history of the team.
Senior midfielder Emily Pantazes recognized she should work hard and make the best of her senior season.
“Our team is pumped and motivated after last season’s upset when we missed the chance to receive a NCAA bid,” she said. “Being that close to something so desirable makes us want to play and battle each team a little harder, while still having fun and enjoying the season as a whole.”
On Saturday, March 16, the Shorewomen took on Randolph-Macon at home where they came out on top, winning 16-12.
Robinson led the team in goals scoring five, Docktor made three goals and three assists, and Brenner had three goals and two assists.
Richardson made 11 saves and senior Caitlin Donovan managed six ground balls. Alison Pantazes had a school record-tying seven assists during the game. Alison Pantazes was the fifth person in WC women’s lacrosse history to have seven assists in one game.
After this week of preparations for Centennial Conference games, the Shorewomen will travel to Dickinson College to play the Red Devils at 3 p.m.