GirlsLax_SoMeghanDean_MarkCooleyGirlsLax_JrMelissaDonato_MarkCooleyBy Isabella Sansanelli

Elm Staff Writer

The Washington College women’s lacrosse team brought home two wins after defeating two Centennial Conference opponents on Wednesday, April 3 and Saturday, April 6.

The Shorewomen first fended off Ursinus College, on Wednesday, April 3 in a narrow 10-9 win.

WC came out with a strong start as junior Lauren Brenner scored the first goal of the match, only a few minutes into the first quarter.  Brenner went on to lead the team in goals alongside senior Kristy Grovom as they topped the Ursinus College Bears in a 6-4 lead at halftime.

During the second half, the Shorewomen kept steady control of the game, leading 10-7 with 83 seconds left in the half.  In these remaining moments, the Bears came back with two goals making the score 10-9.

To run out the last 22 seconds of the match, senior Caitlin Donovan took possession off of a draw from sophomore Anna Bennett and ran out the clock, leading to another win for the Shorewomen and an improvement to an overall 8-2 record.

“I’m glad we were able to finish off the match so strongly,” sophomore Meghan Dean said. “I know we let up a little in the second quarter, but the team was ultimately able to pull together and work efficiently to end the game with a win.”

This record would soon improve as the Shorewomen took on the Muhlenberg Mules on Saturday, April 6, which ended in an astounding 17-7 victory.

Additionally, senior Cecily Docktor became only the eighth Shorewomen in WC women’s lacrosse history to net 200 goals in her college career after garnering five points off of two goals during Saturday’s game.

The Shorewomen ended the first half with an 8-2 lead and left no room for the Mules to come back—they scored another 9 goals, defeating the Mules without mercy.

Among the leading goal scorers for the match were juniors Aubrey Robinson and Lauren Brenner, who had three helpers in addition to her three goals.

“It was a really great feeling being able to come out and play hard in this last game and to stay undefeated in our conference play,” sophomore Lauren Maxwell said.” I’m excited to see how we can finish off our season and hopefully see some post-season play.”

The WC Shorewomen lacrosse program is now ranked No. 25 nationally and will continue to defend their ranking against Stevenson University on Thursday, April 11.

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