Shorewomen Reel in Marlins, as Eisenbrant Nets Three

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- Sophomore midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) scored three goals and assisted on three others as Washington College improved to 3-1 this season with a 13-8 non-conference win over host Virginia Wesleyan this afternoon.

After Mari Carmichael scored off an assist from Courtney Shelton just 1:23 into the game to give the Marlins (2-5) an early 1-0 lead, the Shorewomen scored on nine of their first 11 shots to build a 9-1 advantage on a goal by junior attackerCorinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) with 8:11 remaining in the first half. The Shorewomen took a 9-2 lead into halftime after out-shooting the Marlins, 12-5, in the period.

Virginia Wesleyan clawed its way back into the game in the second half, going on a 6-2 run to cut the lead to three goals at 11-8 on a free-position tally by Natalie Belva with 10:08 remaining. Free-position goals by senior midfielder Rachel Bartee (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) and Ziccardi with 9:14 and 2:39 remaining in the game, however, sealed the win for the Shorewomen.

All of Eisenbrandt's career-high six points came during Washington's nine goal run in the first half as she assisted on three of the Shorewomen's first four goals and scored their fifth, seventh, and eighth goals. Ziccardi added three goals and one assist, while Bartee scored on all three of her shots in the contest.

Senior attackerKalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) added one goal and two assists to raise her career point total to 99. Junior midfielder Mollie Shipley(Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic), freshman midfielder/defender Emily Hubley(West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin), and senior midfielder/defender Ann Eickelberg (Amityville, NY/St. John the Baptist) each scored one goal.

Nikki Salyers led the Marlins with two goals one assist, while Shelton added a goal and two assist. Carmichael, Carla Williams, Natalie Belva, Jenn Cathcart, andCandace Carey each scored one goal, while Taylor Harding and Amari Agee had one assist each.

Junior goalie Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy [PA]) made sieve saves in the win for Washington, which held a 21-17 advantage in shots for the game and controlled 14 of the game's 23 draws.

The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with their home opener, a 1:00 p.m. game against Randolph-Macon.

2012-03-16



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