McDaniel Opens Conference Play with Win vs. Bryn Mawr

WESTMINSTER, Md. Lisa Jurd (Columbia, Md./Hammond) netted a career-best four goals to lead McDaniel to a 16-6 victory over Bryn Mawr in the Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse opener for both teams on Saturday.

Jurd was one of nine players to register a point for the Green Terror (1-3, 1-0 CC), who notched its first win of the season in its home opener. Freshman Mary Tokolish (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) tallied her first three collegiate goals while Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) rounded out a trio of three-goal scorers for McDaniel. Natalie Chrismer led the Owls (1-1, 0-1 CC) with a hat trick of her own.

Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond), Lines and Jurd staked the hosts to a 3-0 lead with three straight unassisted goals in the game's first 8:54 before Bryn Mawr countered with three straight solo runs of its own.

Hannah Lehman tallied her first of the season with 20:48 n the clock before Miranda Gordon-Zigel converted a free-position goal 1:35 later and Chrismer evened the game with 18:38 showing.

Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional), who had three assists on the day, found Jurd to break the deadlock 54 seconds later to spark a 10-0 Green Terror run.

Unassisted markers from Lines, Jurd and Tokolish in a 4-minute, 13-second span stretched the lead to 7-3 with 10:35 to play in the first half before Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) converted a free-position attempt for her first collegiate tally with 8:37 on the clock.

Kaylee Hoover (Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange) tallied her first career point, finding a cutting Tokolish in front of the net for a 9-3 lead with 6:52 showing.

Watkins capped a two-goal day with a solo run at the 5:01 mark before Ellen Nicely (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) stretched the lead to 11-3 at the break.

Tokolish capped her first collegiate hat trick 3:10 into the second half and Kaitlin Mahoney (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue) made it a 10-goal difference with 20:56 to play. Beaudry had the assist on the both tallies.

Chrismer and Gordon-Zigel tallied 40 seconds apart to close the deficit to 13-5 but Lines, Jurd and Parcell accounted for a 3-0 burst in a 2-minute, 2-second span to push the advantage to 11 with 9:44 to play. Chrismer capped the day's scoring with 4:50 to play.

Paige Messersmith (Phoneix, Md./Dulaney), Parcell and Hoover each won three draw controls. Messersmith added five ground balls while Hoover had three. Watkins matched Messersmith with a team-best five ground balls. Tokolish and Kerry Campbell (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) caused three turnovers apiece.

McDaniel finished with a 35-13 advantage in shots, including by a 23-9 margin in the decisive first half.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Skidmore on Tuesday. Game time is 5:00 p.m.

2011-03-12



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