Shorewomen 3-0 In Centennial Play For The First Time In 15 Years With 13-9 Victory Over Bears

Shorewomen 3-0 In Centennial Play For The First Time In 15 Years With 13-9 Victory Over Bears

Docktor Tallies Four Goals and Five Points as Shorewomen Never Trail

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Visiting Washington College improved to 3-0 in Centennial Conference play for the first time since 2003 with a 13-9 win over host Ursinus in a Centennial Conference women's lacrosse game on Wednesday night at Patterson Field.  The Shorewomen improve to 8-2 overall, while the Bears drop to 2-7 overall and 0-3 in conference play.  Washington opened the 2003 conference slate with five straight wins on its way to a 7-2 conference mark.

Washington College 13 Ursinus 9

How It Happened
- Cecily Docktor scored 16 seconds into the game to give the Shorewomen a quick 1-0 lead and 34 seconds later Lauren Brenner made it 2-0.  Docktor's score was the fastest goal to start a game for the Shorewomen this season.
- Emily DiGiorgio got Ursinus on the board 1:25 into the first half on a free position goal to trim the lead to 2-1 before Kristy Grovom answered back to give the visitors a 3-1 lead 3:23 into the contest.
- DiGiorgio would score the next two goals, both on free positions to tie the game at 3-3 with 16:57 left in the first.  Her first of the two came with 26:16 left that capped a run of five goals in the first 3:44 by the two teams.
- Docktor would give Washington the lead back for the rest of the game 1:11 later at 4-3 and she would push the lead to 5-3 on a free position with 11:59 left in the first half.
- Kaci McNeave trimmed the Shorewomen's lead to 5-4 on a feed from Jules Krasutsky with 8:28 left in the half on a down score before Anna Bennett answered for Washington exactly 60 ticks later to make it 6-4.
- Washington scored the final two goals of the opening half in a span of 39 seconds to lead 8-4 at half.  Grovom scored with 2:46 left and Emily Pantazes capped the first half scoring with 2:07 remaining.
- DiGiorgio scored her fourth of the game to open the second half scoring 5:06 in to reduce the Shorewomen's lead to 8-5 and Franny Liberatoscioli converted a free position to cut the deficit to 8-6 with 23:00 left.
- Docktor scored her fourth of the night with 20:50 left on a pass from Aubrey Robinson to make it 9-6 and Robinson made it 10-6 on a feed from Docktor with 16:17 remaining on an up tally.
- After Liberatoscioli trimmed it to 10-7 with 15:09 left in the second half, Washington got goals in a 71-second span from Alison Pantazes and Brenner to make it 12-7 with 12:47 left.
- Ursinus got tallies from Liberatoscioli with 6:11 left and McNeave with 2:50 to go to erode the lead to 12-9, but the Shorewomen got one back from Robinson with 2:07 remaining to provide the final margin at 13-9.

For The Shorewomen (8-2, 3-0 CC)
- Scoring: Docktor (four goals to tie for game-best and five points to lead all players), Robinson (two goals and three points), Brenner Grovom (two goals), Bennett (goal and assist)
- In Goal: Isabella Richardson (60:00, six saves, nine goals)
- Madison Schutz (game-high three caused turnovers) and Grovom (game-high eight draw controls)
- Washington won 17 of the game's 24 draws
- WC went 20-for-21 in clears, went 3-for-4 in free position shots and had 14 ground balls.
- The Shorewomen outshot the Bears by a 37-20 margin.

For Ursinus (2-7, 0-3 CC)
- Scoring: DiGiorgio (four goals to tie for game-high), Liberatscioli (three scores), McNeave (two goals)
- In Goal: Kaitlyn France (60:00, 17 saves, 13 goals)
- The Bears went 17-for-19 in clears and had four more turnovers than WC, 15-11.
- Ursinus went 5-for-9 in free position chances.
- The hosts notched eight ground balls in the game.

Notes
- Washington has won seven of the past nine over Ursinus dating back to 2010 and three in a row in Collegeville.  Prior to 2010, the Bears won 17 of the 19 meetings.
- Tonight was the second straight year that the halftime score was 8-4.  Last year Ursinus led 8-4 at break on its way to a 16-8 win.
- The Shorewomen join #10 Franklin & Marshall as the two 3-0 teams in the conference.

Up Next
4/7 v. Muhlenberg – 2:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Washington won 19-9 last season in Allentown, Pa.