Rally to Edge Fords, 13-12, to Remain Undefeated in Conference Play
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host #24 Washington College overcame a 9-7 halftime deficit by outscoring visiting Haverford, 6-3, in the second half to come away with a 13-12 win in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday night at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr., Stadium. With the win, Washington College secured a spot in the Centennial Conference Women's Lacrosse Tournament for the ninth straight season and 12th time in program history. The Shorewomen improve to 11-3 overall and 6-0 in the Centennial, while the Fords drop to 6-7 and 1-5 respectively.
#24 Washington College 13 Haverford 12
How It Happened
- Haverford scored five of the game's first seven goals, capping the run with 13:38 remaining in the first half on a Julia Pascarella goal from Hailey Morris.
- Washington would score the next three goals to tie the game at 5-5 with 8:20 left in the opening half on a Kristy Grovom man-up goal from Cecily Docktor.
- The Fords would outscore the Shorewomen 4-2 the rest of the way in the first to lead 9-7 at the break with Maeve Gaffney scoring the last goal of the stanza with 54.4 ticks left from Julia Manetta.
- In the second half, Washington would come out strong and took its first lead of the game on a Docktor finisher from Alison Pantazes with 23:17 left in the contest.
- With the score tied at 11-11, Aubrey Robinson put the Shorewomen ahead for good on an unassisted tally with 13:47 to go. Less than three minutes later, Caitlin Donovan gave WC its lone two-goal advantage of the night with 11:08 remaining.
- Morris got the Fords back within one with 6:26 to go. The visitors' final shot came with 2:40 left as Allie Gibbons was on the top of the crease, but her shot was turned away by Washington goalie Isabella Richardson.
- Haverford's final possession of the game with just over a minute left was thwarted by a bad pass by the Fords that Grovom picked up at midfield with 1:02 left and the hosts called a timeout. Washington ran out the final 62 seconds to pick up the victory.
For The #24 Shorewomen (11-3, 6-0 CC)
- Scoring: Docktor (three goals and two assists to go with game-best eight draw controls), Grovom (two goals and two helpers), Robinson (three scores), Donovan (two goals), A. Pantazes and Brenner (goal and assist)
- In Goal: Richardson (60:00, 12 saves, 12 goals)
- Meghan Dean (career-best five ground balls)
- WC went 17-for-20 in clears, went 2-for-6 in free position shots and had 23 ground balls.
- The Shorewomen held a 32-28 advantage in shots and won 16 of 27 draws.
For Haverford (6-7, 1-5 CC)
- Scoring: Manetta (goal and game-best four assists), Morris and Eliza Brosgol (two goals and one assist), Gibbons (two goals)
- In Goal: Amelia Slade (60:00, eight saves, 13 goals)
- Olivia DeRienz (five draw controls)
- Haverford had 18 ground balls and had four fewer turnovers than Washington, 18-14.
- The Fords went 16-for-20 in clears and were 0-for-3 in free position chances.
- Docktor was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game on the broadcast. The senior is now seventh all-time in career points as she passed Katherine Vincent '17, who had 212, on her first goal of the game that trimmed Haverford's lead to 4-2 with 14:43 left in the opening half. Docktor now has 216 all-time points on 128 goals and 88 assists.
- Shorewomen Lacrosse ties Shoremen Lacrosse for the most consecutive conference tournament appearances by a Washington College team. The Shoremen reached the CC Tournament each year from 2001-09.
- Washington is 6-0 in Centennial play for the second straight season.
- Tonight's game was the sixth consecutive Haverford-Washington game in Chestertown to be decided by a single goal. Washington won tonight as well in 2015 and 2017, while Haverford won in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
- Julia Pascarella is the younger sister of Cara Pascarella '17, who was a four-year member of the Shorewomen.
4/20 v. #4 Franklin & Marshall – 3:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Senior Day.