Shorewomen Scratch 7-Year Itch Against Red Devils

CHESTERTOWN, MD Washington College ended a seven-year losing streak to Dickinson College with a 13-7 Centennial Conference home win over the Red Devils this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shorewomen improved to 10-2 overall and 4-2 in conference play with the win, while the Red Devils fell to 4-9 and 1-4 with the loss. The 10 wins mark the Shorewomen's highest win total in a season since going 14-6 in 2003.

The Shorewomen held a 4-3 lead before scoring three goals in the final 47 seconds of the first half to open up a four-goal advantage at the intermission. Sophomore attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) scored the first of those three goals, as well as the second with 17 seconds on the clock. Freshman midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) netted the third with just two seconds to go.

The Red Devils scored three of the first four goals of the second half and trailed just 8-6 before Washington reeled off five straight goals to build a 13-6 advantage on a goal by junior attacker Liza Twilley (Salisbury, MD/Salisbury School)with 8:15 remaining.

Eisenbrandt paced the Shorewomen with four goals, while Ziccardi finished with three and Twilley and senior attacker Sarah Cannon (Baltimore, MD/Notre Dame Prep) scored two each. Sophomore goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) made nine saves in the win.

Dickinson got two goals and three assists from Chestertown native Kaity Moore, while Kelsey Muir added two goals and Sunnie Ko had a goal and an assist.

Washington held a 28-21 advantage in shots and turned the ball over just 13 times to Dickinson's 18. The Red Devils held a 15-7 advantage in draw controls.

The Shorewomen return to action Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Haverford.

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(Chestetown, Md.) Dickinson College suffered a Centennial Conference loss on Saturday, falling on the road at Washington College, 13-7.

The teams played even throughout the first half before a late run put the hosts up 7-3 at halftime. Senior Kelsey Muir (Glen Mills, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame) put the Devils on the board first, scoring on an assist from Katie Moore (Chestertown, Md./St. Andrew's, Del.) at the 25:51 mark.

The Shorewomen answered with three straight before first-year Lauren Jonas (Resiterstown, Md./McDonogh) made the score 3-2 with an assist from senior Sunnie Ko (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) with 12:22 remaining in the first half.

Carly Eisenbrandt tallied her second goal of the game for Washington and Moore assisted Sara Braniecki (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur) to keep the Devils within one, 4-3, with 7:41 to play in the half.

Corinne Ziccardi found the net twice and Eisenbrandt tallied her third of the game to give the Shorewomen a 7-3 advantage at halftime.

The Devils struck twice in a span of just 36 seconds to open the second half as Moore found the net, then assisted Muir again at the 23:36 mark to cut the deficit to 7-5.

Moore traded goals with Rachel Bartee and Liza Twilley to give Washington a 9-6 lead with 18:37 remaining in the game. Eisenbrandt and Ziccardi tacked on goals to stretch the margin to 11-6 with 14 minutes to play.

The Shorewomen tallied two more goals with just over eight minutes to go, and Ko closed out the scoring with a final tally for the Red Devils with 46 seconds left.

Eisenbrandt led the way for Washington (10-2, 4-2) with four goals. Stephanie Seibert made nine saves in goal.

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2011-04-09



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