Saturday's Women's Lax Recap
Alyssa Thren, Ursinus
Gettysburg 12, Washington College
Washington College gave No. 4 Gettysburg College a run for its money in a Centennial Conference women’s lacrosse match up, but the Shorewomen had no answer for senior Hannah Church who finished with a game-high five goals in a 12-7 victory. The Bullets out-shot the Shorewomen 41-18, but Stephanie Siebert held back the offensive tide with a game-high 16 saves. Church made a major move up Gettysburg’s all-time list for goals, passing three former All-Americans. She now ranks third in school history with 188 goals and trails 2010 graduate Hollis Stahl by just four for second. Church also tied Pam Williams ’88 for sixth in career points with 233. The win also marked another coaching milestone for Gettysburg mentor Carol Cantele ’83. Cantele, who earned her 300th career win in women’s lacrosse against McDaniel on April 4, earned her 400th victory as a head coach at Gettysburg. The total includes her 121 wins as coach of the field hockey team from 1992 to 2001 and the 279 she has accrued in 20 seasons at the helm of the women’s lacrosse team.
Franklin & Marshall 18, Haverford
Erin Dunne netted a game-high five goals to lead No. 7 Franklin & Marshall to an 18-5 win over Haverford in a Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse game Saturday. The Diplomats, which won their sixth straight game, improved to 12-2, 7-0 CC while the Fords fell to 5-9, 3-4 CC. The Diplomats were a perfect 14 of 14 on clear attempts while Haverford only converted 11 of 20. F&M won 16 of 25 draws and forced 17 turnovers while Kelsey Hoffman stopped five shots in goal to improve to 12-2.
Ursinus 15, McDaniel 13
Ursinus senior attack Alyssa Thren (Barto, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) had five goals, including one with 3:14 left to go that helped to give Ursinus (8-6, 4-3 Centennial) a 15-13 shoot out win over McDaniel (6-8, 3-5 Centennial) Saturday afternoon in women's lacrosse play. The win helped Ursinus inch one step closer to the Centennial Conference playoffs. Junior attack Lauren Garganio (Medford, N.J./Shawnee), senior attack Emily Diehl (Lebanon, N.J./Voorhees) and sophomore midfielder Nicole Kovacs (Sewell, N.J./Gloucester Catholic) each had two goals for the Bears, while Garganio added in two assists. Paige Messersmith had five goals for the Green Terror and an assist.
Swarthmore 15, Dickinson 9
Seniors Marie Mutryn and Annelise Mowry stole the show on senior day, combining for seven goals to lead the Swarthmore women's lacrosse team (10-4, 4-3 CC) to a dominant 15-9 victory over the Dickinson Red Devils (6-8, 3-4 CC) at Clothier Field on Saturday. Mutryn led the Garnet with four goals, two assists and four ground balls while Mowry scored a hat trick. Junior All-America candidate Annalise Penikis added three goals and two assists while junior Beth Martin also added three goals. Sophomore Corinne Sommi closed out the scoring with a pair of goals. The win puts the Garnet in a third-place tie with Washington College and Ursinus in the Centennial Conference standings with two games to play. The Garnet and Shorewomen will meet on Tuesday in Chestertown, with each looking to earn a spot in the upcoming Centennial Conference playoffs. For the Red Devils, Kaity Moore led the offense with three goals and one assist.
Muhlenberg 17, Bryn Mawr 2
While the Muhlenberg women’s lacrosse game with Bryn Mawr was already well in hand, the Mule crowd reached a crescendo when senior Becky Ritter got the ball in the offense end in the closing minutes. And after she pulled the ball out on a pair of free-position attempts, screams of “Shoot Becky, shoot,” came from the stands. When she got her third attempt at a free shot, Ritter took advantage, scoring the first of her two goals in the final 1:41 to help the Mules pick up their first Centennial Conference win of the season, 17-2 over Bryn Mawr (2-10, 0-8).