Eisenbrandt Leads Shorewomen Past Mules

ALLENTOWN, Pa. Senior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, Md./Towson) recorded career-highs of seven points and five assists, but her second goal with 15.4 seconds was the game-winning score as it gave visiting Washington College a 13-12 win at Muhlenberg on Saturday night at Scotty Wood Stadium in a Centennial Conference women's lacrosse game. The Shorewomen improve to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the Centennial, while the Mules fall to 7-4 and 1-3 respectively.

Washington trailed 12-11 following Stephanie Umbach's sixth goal of the game with 5:09 left in the second half on a free position goal. After a save of Umbach's shot by freshman goalkeeper Allison Remenapp (Woodbine, Md./Century) with 3:16 to go, she started a successful clear that was capped at 2:38 on a goal by junior midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) to tie the game at 12-12 on an Eisenbrandt helper, her team-best fifth of the night.

After the Shorewomen killed off a yellow card, Eisenbrandt was fouled with 19 seconds left and after the restart; she went to her right and fired a shot past Muhlenberg goalie Kiersten Mulvey with 15.4 left in the game. Hubley would win the draw and the Shorewomen were able to run out the clock to record the win, their fourth straight in the series.

In the first half, the Mules scored the game's opening goal 3:21 into the contest on a Umbach goal on a feed from Michelle Certosimo. But the Shorewomen answered right back off the draw when freshman midfielder Katherine Vincent (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) scored unassisted to knot the game at 1-1 and WC took a 2-1 lead with 25:04 to go in the first half when Hubley scored on a free position shot.

Muhlenberg tied the game at 2-2 with 23:49 to go in the first half on a Certosimo goal on a Casey Armstrong feed and retook the lead just 99 seconds later when Armstrong scored with Certosimo this time notching the helper. With 19:34 to go in the first, Umbach got her second goal of the game from Armstrong to give the Mules a 4-2 lead. Umbach made it 5-2 with her second straight and third goal of the half on a free position with 18:28 to go in the half.

Washington ended the run of four goals by Muhlenberg and began a four-goal run of its own with 10:30 to go in the first on a goal by senior midfielder Kathleen Maleski (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll) with Eisenbrandt recording the assist. Eisenbrandt assisted on the next goal when she found junior attacker Catherine Stanley (Freeland, Md./Hereford) to trim Muhlenberg's lead to 5-4 with 7:00 remaining in the half.

Eisenbrandt got her third assist in as many goals when she found freshman midfielder Alli Dudley (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) with 5:27 left in the half to knot the score at 5-5. Eisenbrandt would give Washington the lead back at 6-5 with 4:42 to go on an unassisted tally as she factored in on WC's fourth straight score.

The lead would be short lived as Umbach scored her fourth goal of the first with Certosimo getting her third helper of the half with 4:05 left to even it at 6-6. The Certosimo-Umbach connection worked again with Umbach's fifth goal and Certosimo's fourth assist of the half to give the Mules a 7-6 lead with 1:08 left, and with 25 ticks left Armstrong scored from Certosimo to allow the Mules to take an 8-6 lead into halftime.

Junior attacker Caroline Lovett (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) got Washington within one just 33 seconds into the second half before Nora Fisher restored the two goal lead for the hosts 3:16 into the second half. Hubley scored from Lovett with 23:32 remaining in the game to trim the Muhlenberg lead back to one at 9-8.

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