Second-Half Surge Carries Shorewomen Past Marlins

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- Visiting Washington College scored the final eight goals of the game to defeat host Virginia Wesleyan College, 12-7, in a non-conference women's lacrosse game today in Virginia Beach. The Shorewomen, who held the Marlins off the scoreboard for the final 29 minutes of the game, improved to 2-1 with the win, while the Marlins fell to 2-3 with the loss.

The Shorewomen scored the first goal of the game as sophomore attack Kalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) assisted on a score by sophomore midfielderRachel Bartee (Mt. Airy, MD/South Carroll) with 26:25 remaining in the first half. The Marlins then reeled off four straight goals - the first two from Tara Harding and the second two from Laura Norris - to build a 4-1 lead with nine minutes left in the half. Washington scored three of the final five goals in the half to close to within 6-4 at halftime.

The Marlins upped the lead to 7-4 when Norris found Natalie Belva for a goal 59 seconds in the second half. Washington then put the clamps on the Marlin offense, allowing just five shots the rest of the way. Three consecutive goals from Parrish - with 28:06, 23:18, and 20:59 remaining, respectively - evened the score at 7-7. Washington took the lead for good on a goal by junior midfielder Sam Ohrem (Ridgefield, CT/Ridgefield) with 18:30 remaining.

Another goal by Parrish with 17:26 left and a goal by freshman midfielderMollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) 23 seconds later gave the Shorewomen a 10-7 cushion. Senior midfielder Allie Hanzsche (Catonsville, MD/Mount de Sales)scored with 15:49 to go and junior midfielder Liz Cumberpatch (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis) netted a goal off an assist from junior attacker Sarah Cannon (Baltimore, MD/Notre Dame Prep) with 11:43 remaining completed the eight-goal run.

Parrish paced the Shorewomen with four goals and one assist, while Ohrem tallied two goals and two assists. Shipley scored a pair of goals, while Cannon had a goal and an assist in the game.

Norris had a hand in six of the Marlins' seven goals, scoring three and assisting on three others. Harding added two goals for Virginia Wesleyan. Courtney Williams, who had scored 11 goals in the Marlins' last two games, was held scoreless on five shots by the Washington defense.

WC junior goalie Amber Madore (Columbia, MD/Wilde Lake) made seven saves in the victory for Washington, which held a 28-21 advantage in shots in the game.

The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game at Rowan.

2010-03-11



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