Bear breaks goals record in 13-11 win at Haverford

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Brittany Baer (Westminster, Md./Westminster) recorded six goals to lead McDaniel to a 13-11 victory over Haverford in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s lacrosse action on Saturday.

            With the six goals, Baer now has 67 on the season, surpassing her single-season program-record 63 goals last season. For her career, she has 130 goals, which ranks sixth on the career list for the Green Terror (8-6, 4-3 CC) and leaves her 48 shy of the Sandi Stevens’ record.
            Liz Koelmel led the Fords (9-5, 3-4 CC) with four goals.
            Trailing 5-1 after four straight Haverford goals, including three from Koelmel, Baer finished the first of four Lindsey McDonald (Germantown, Md./Damascus) assists at the 21:27 mark.
            Two Stephanie Sudbrook (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) free-position goals trimmed the deficit to 5-4 before Alexa Pesce scored twice in a 54-second span to give the Fords a 7-4 lead with 16:14 to play in the opening half.
            Sudbrook and Baer made it a 7-6 game with 12:58 showing before Nora Proops gave the hosts an 8-6 advantage two minutes later.
            Two Baer tallies and a Jennifer Stone (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) marker gave the Green Terror a 9-8 advantage 5:22 before intermission.
            McDonald and Baer stretched the lead to 11-8 nearly four minutes into the second stanza before goals from Koelmel and Lauren Finkel closed the gap to one at the 17:53 mark.
            Sudbrook completed her four-goal day with 6:57 showing but MaryAlice Postel answered 33 seconds later.
            Baer just beat the final horn to set the final margin.
            Sudbrook added three draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Stone finished with two goals and two assists.
            By virtue of Dickinson’s 19-16 win over Ursinus, the Green Terror and Red Devils, who meet in Westminster on Wednesday, are tied for fourth place in the conference standings with two games to play. The winner will be assured a playoff berth and will have the upper hand at the No. 4 seed and hosting the first-round playoff game on Apr. 22.
            Game time on Wednesday is 4:30 p.m.
Score by Half                                            1          2          -           F
McDaniel (8-6, 4-3 CC)                             9          4          -           13
Haverford (9-5, 3-4 CC)                            8          3          -           11
McDaniel: Brittany Baer 6, Stephanie Sudbrook 4, Jennifer Stone 2, Lindsey McDonald.
Haverford: Liz Koelmel 4, Lauren Finkel 3, Alexa Pesce 2, Nora Proops, MaryAlice Postel.
McDaniel: McDonald 4, Stone 2, Chelsea Ferruzzi, Brittany Lines.
Haverford: Pesce, Josie Ferri.
Shots: M 32, H 25. Ground Balls: M 17, H 17. Goalies: M (Leanne Hollinger 60:00 – 8 saves, 11 GA), H (Siobhan Neitzel 60:00 – 12 saves, 13 GA). Caused Turnovers: M 10, H 7. Turnovers: M 15, H 15. Draw Controls: M 12, H 13. Free Position: M 3 of 5, H 1 of 4.