Ziccardi Has Big Day, Surpasses 100 Career Points in 17-16 Win
Junior Tallies Five Goals, Two Assists in Victory Over Muhlenberg
ALLENTOWN, PA -- Junior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) tallied a career-best seven points on a career-high tying five goals and two assists and surpassed 100 career points as visiting Washington College posted a 17-16 Centennial Conference women's lacrosse win over host Muhlenberg this afternoon in Allentown, PA.
Muhlenberg (4-4, 0-4 Centennial) struck first, scoring just 1:11 into the game on a goal by Alexandra Gabriele off an assist from Angela Napoletano. Washington (6-3, 2-1) evened the score on a goal by senior attacker Kalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) with 27:20 remaining in the first half and quickly took the lead 18 seconds later on a goal by freshman midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) off an assist from junior midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic). Muhlenberg responded with a goal by Molly Davin, assisted by Michelle Certosimo, with 25:52 to go in the half. The Shorewomen went back in front, 3-2, on a free-position goal by Ziccardi just 44 seconds later. Muhlenberg again tied the score with 19:30 remaining in the first as Stephanie Umbach scored off an assist from Kelsey Elmer.
Ziccardi put the Shorewomen back in front, 4-3, on a goal with 18:11 left in the half and Hubley gave them the first two-goal lead of the game on a score off an assist from Parrish with 15:40 on the clock. The lead grew to three goals when Parrish found senior midfielder Rachel Bartee (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) for a goal with 13:01 left in the half, but Muhlenberg trimmed the margin to 6-4 on a goal by Umbach off a Certosimo assist with 10:48 remaining and got back to within one goal 20 seconds later on a free-position goal by Gabriele. Muhlenberg knotted the score at 6-6 30 seconds after that as Alex Bellini netted the goal off a Certosimo assist. Ziccardi scored with 8:52 left to give Washington a 7-6 lead and then netted her 100th career point by scoring a goal off an assist from Shipley with 5:17 left to push the lead to 8-6. Ziccardi then assisted on a goal by sophomore midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) with 4:23 remaining before the intermission, increasing the advantage to 9-6. Shipley scored Washington's 10th goal off an assist from senior attacker Liza Twilley (Salisbury, MD/Salisbury School) with 3:18 to play in the first. The Mules got three goals back before the break on a Certosimo tally with 2:38 left, a Davin goal 21 seconds later, and a Davin goal off assist by Sarah Hetrick with 25 seconds remaining to close back to within a goal at 10-9.
The Shorewomen opened the second-half scoring with a free-position goal by Parrish to up the lead to 11-9 1:05 into the second. Hubley extended the lead to 12-9 on a goal off a Parrish assist with 25:35 left. Bellini then scored off an Umbach assist with 21:56 to go to make it 12-10 and Umbach netted a goal off a Hetrick assist 27 seconds later to narrow the margin to 12-11. The Shorewomen responded with a goal by junior midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) off a Ziccardi assist with 20:27 to play, but Davin countered for the Mules with 18:24 to go to make it 13-12. The Shorewomen again prevented Muhlenberg from evening the score as Hubley scored off an Eisenbrandt helper with 17:36 to play, but Davin scored again for the Mules just 10 seconds later to get Muhlenberg back to within a goal at 14-13. The scoring trend continued with a Parrish goal with 15:12 left extending the lead to 15-13, but a Bellini goal off a Certosimo assist with 14:05 to go again chopping the lead to one at 15-14.
Muhlenberg broke through to tie the score at 15-15 with 11:04 remaining on a goal by Bellini off a Certosimo helper, but Ziccardi put the Shorewomen back in front with a free-position goal with 7:16 left and Eisenbrandt followed with a goal with 6:36 to give Washington the 17-15 advantage. Muhlenberg cut the lead to 17-16 when Certosimo found Umbach for a goal with 5:11 remaining, but could get no closer. Bartee won the ensuing draw for the Shorewomen who ran the clock all the way down to 51 seconds before Hetrick caused a Washington turnover. The Mules were able to clear the ball but a caused turnover by sophomore defender Meredith Callis (Baltimore, MD/Roland Park Country School) gave the Shorewomen the ball back with 15 seconds to go. Washington was able to complete the clear and run out the clock to hold on for the win.
Ziccardi, who now has 75 career goals and 28 career assists for 103 points, is the 20th player in team history to reach 100 career points and the second this season, joining Parrish. Parrish finished with three goals and a career-best three assists for a career-high six points for Washington, while Hubley matched her career highs in goals and points by finding the back of the net on all four of her shots. Eisenbrandt added two goals and one assist, while Shipley had a goal and two assists. Bartee controlled a career-high seven draws to go along with her goal.
Davin fired in five goals for the Mules in the loss, while Certosimo handed out six helpers and scored one goal to go along with a game-best nine draw controls. Umbach finished with four goals and two assists, while Bellini added four goals of her own.
Both teams shot over 50% in the game with the Shorewomen finding the back of the net on 17 of their 28 shots and the Mules converting on 16 of their 30.
The Shorewomen return to action Tuesday with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Bryn Mawr.