Shorewomen Bear Down to Defeat Ursinus

CHESTERTOWN, MD Juniors, midfielder Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) and attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) each had six points to lead all players as host Washington College downed visiting Ursinus, 18-13, on Wednesday in Centennial Conference action. The Shorewomen improve to 5-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference, while the Bears drop to 5-4 and 2-1 respectively.

Shipley had career-highs with her four assists and six points, while Ziccardi tied her personal-bests with five goals and six points. Shipley added two goals, while Ziccardi dished out one assist. The 18 goals by the Shorewomen are the most ever against the Bears. The previous best was 13 goals in a game versus Ursinus in 2000.

Ziccardi scored just 22 seconds into the game on an unassisted tally to make it 1-0. Kim Peifer of Ursinus tied the game at 1-1 just 1:06 later with Elizabeth Chatburn picking up the assist. Shipley scored her first goal of the game with 23:25 left in the first half to make it 2-1 WC. Alyssa Thren of the Bears knotted the game at 2-2 with 19:17 left on an unassisted tally.

Washington would score the next three goals to take a 5-2 lead with 14:54 remaining in the opening half on a free-position goal by sophomore attacker Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson). Senior Rachel Bartee (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) and Eisenbrandt scored the other goals during the spurt.

Kitty Dawson scored for Ursinus to cut the lead to 5-3 with 13:08 remaining, but goals by Ziccardi and senior attacker Liza Twilley (Salisbury, MD/Salisbury School) pushed the WC lead to 7-3 with 8:55 remaining in the opening half. The Bears would score the final two goals of the half, one by Emily Diehl on a feed from Dawson with 5:50 left and Thren with 20 ticks left to cap the scoring and cut the Shorewomen lead to 7-5.

The Bears scored the first two goals of the second half to knot the game at 7-7. Lauren Garganio scored just 33 seconds into the second half on a Diehl pass to trim it to 7-6 and Dawson scored with 28:53 left in the game to tie the game at 7-7.

Washington would score the next four goals to take an 11-7 lead with 22:52 left and it was a lead they would never relinquish. Ziccardi put Washington up for good with 27:28 left on an unassisted tally to make it 8-7. Freshman midfielder/defender Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) scored back-to-back goals to make it 10-7 with 23:17 left. Ziccardi assisted on Hubley's first goal with 26:53 remaining. Senior Kalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) capped the scoring on a free position shot just 25 seconds after Hubley's second goal.

After Peifer, cut the lead to 11-8 on a tally with 22:07 left on a Dawson helper, Washington scored consecutive goals by Bartee and junior midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) to grab a 13-8 lead with 15:59 to go in the game. Thren trimmed the WC lead to 13-9 with 13:00 left, but three straight goals by Washington pushed the lead to 16-9 with 9:38 left on a Shipley goal. The closest Ursinus would come the rest of the way was five goals on two occasions.

In addition to Shipley and Ziccardi, Twilley had three points, tying her personal-high, with a career-high two assists and one goal. Bartee had three goals and matched her career-high with four draw controls in the win, while Eisenbrandt and Hubley both scored twice. Sophomore midfielder Chelsea Spector (Stevensville, MD/Kent Island) led the team with five draw controls. Hubley led all players with four groundballs, matching her personal-high. WC was 5 for 7 in free position chances. In goal, junior goalkeeper Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy (PA) made six saves.

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