Shorewomen Use Strong Second Half To Defeat Lynchburg, 10-8

Grovom Posts Four Points And Richardson Makes 10 Saves

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Host Washington College outscored visiting Lynchburg 6-1 in the second half to erase a 7-4 halftime deficit en route to a 10-8 win in a non-conference women's lacrosse game played tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.

Washington College 10, Lynchburg 8

How It Happened
- Kristy Grovom gave the Shorewomen a 1-0 lead, scoring on a Cecily Docktor assist with 24:22 to go in the opening half. Lynchburg got back to back goals from Sarah Suter and Dorrie MacGregor to give the Hornets a 2-1 lead with 22:39 to play until halftime.
- Melissa Donato tied the game with a free position goal with 19:49 to go, but Lynchburg again scored back to back goals from Kelsi Trevisan and Suter, both assisted by Carly Sandler, to give the Hornets a 4-2 lead with 12:47 to go until halftime.
- Lauren Brenner cut the lead to 4-3 off an Anna Bennett assist before Kelsey Nock scored back to back goals to give Lynchburg a 6-3 lead with 6:51 to go in the first half. 
- Lexi Rullo cut the lead to 6-4 with 14 seconds to go in the opening half, but Trevisan scored a free position goal as time expired to send Lynchburg into the locker room with a 7-4 lead.
- Both teams turned the ball over 13 times in the opening half, while Lynchburg held a 9-2 advantage in draw controls at the break.
- The Shorewomen then began a 5-0 run out of the locker room to take the lead. Madison Acra scored with 25:35 to go, followed by an Aubrey Robinson goal with 24:46 to play. Bennett then tied the game at 7-7 on an unassisted goal with 22:02 to go.
- Washington took the lead for good with 19:52 to go when Grovom scored off of an assist from Robinson for an 8-7 Shorewomen lead. Grovom then completed her hat trick by scoring an unassisted goal with 4:39 to go to put Washington ahead 9-7 and cap the 5-0 run.
- Suter cut the lead back to 9-8 with a free position goal with 2:41 to go, but Grovom would win the ensuing draw control and feed Brenner for a goal just 10 seconds later to make it a two goal lead again at 10-8 and cap the scoring.
- Lynchburg took two shots after the last Washington goal, but one was saved, and one was blocked. 

For the Shorewomen (2-0)
- Scorers: Grovom (three goals, one assist), Brenner (two goals), Bennett (one goal, one assist), Robinson (one goal, one assist), Rullo (one goal), Donato (one goal), Docktor (two assists),
- Goalie: Isabella Richardson (10 saves, eight goals allowed, 60:00).
- Madison Schutz added four ground balls and three caused turnovers, while Bennett added three caused turnovers as well. Robinson led the Shorewomen in draw controls with three.
- The Shorewomen held a 30-24 advantage in shots and a 24-20 edge in ground balls.
- Washington turned the ball over 19 times in the game, but just six times in the second half, while forcing 25 turnovers from Lynchburg, 13 in the first half and 12 in the second half.

For Lynchburg (0-3)
- Scorers: Suter (three goals), Trevisan (two goals), Nock (two goals), MacGregor (one goal), Sandler (two assists), Alicia Sandoval (one assist), Sidney Gleason (one assist).
- Goalie: Lauren Bodamer (eight saves, 10 goals allowed, 60:00).
- MacGregor and Allie O'Leary each added a game high five draw controls, while O'Leary tied Schutz and Bennett for game high in caused tunovers with three.
- Lynchburg controlled 12 of the 19 draws in the contest, but were outdrawn 5-3 in the second half after holding a 9-2 advantage at the half.

- Richardson was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game. Her 10 saves tonight follow up a 16 save performance against Albright on Wednesday.
- The Shorewomen are now a perfect 4-0 against the Hornets in the series.
- Washington has won both games this season by an identical 10-8 score as the Shorewomen are now 2-0 for the third consecutive season. 

Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/7 v. Stevenson - 7:00 p.m.