McDaniel opens season with win

Baer, Lines combine for six goals to lead Green Terror to 15-3 victory over Lycoming

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) netted the first two goals of the game en route to a hat trick, leading McDaniel to a 15-3 victory over Lycoming in the women's lacrosse opener for both teams on Saturday.

Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) joined Baer with a three-goal outing to pace the Green Terror (1-0), who built a 10-0 lead in the first half.

Justine Titko, Grace Gargiulo and Jackie Calbi each tallied single goals for the Warriors (0-1), who did not score for the first 35:29 of the game.

Baer scored a pair of unassisted goals in the first 8:14 of the contest, tallying her second 13 seconds after her first.

Lines finished a solo run to make it 3-0 just 9:04 into the game before a Sarah Mintz (Medfield, Mass./Medfield) converted a free position shot at the 11:54 mark.

Goals from Erinn Hopkins (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) and Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) stretched the lead to 6-0 before two Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) markers fewer than two minutes apart made it 8-0 with 8:52 to play in the opening half.

Kelly Scheler (Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright) and Lisa Jurd (Columbia, Md./Hammond) accounted for the final two goals of the first half.

Lines finished a Messersmith helper 2:56 into the second half to stretch the lead to 11-0 before Calbi broke up the shutout.

Baer and Lines each completed their hat tricks before 8:30 had elapsed in the second half before Jurd notched her second midway through the period.

Alison Rose (Jessup, Md./Hammond) sandwiched a goal between the tallies from Titko and Gargiulo.

Baer added four draw controls, a caused turnover and an assist while Mintz had three ground balls and two caused turnovers.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Messiah on Wednesday. Game time is 4 p.m.

Score by Period 1 2 - F
Lycoming (0-1) 0 3 - 3
McDaniel (1-0) 10 5 - 15

Goals
Lycoming:
Justine Titko, Grace Gargiulo, Jackie Calbi.
McDaniel: Brittany Baer 3, Brittany Lines 3, Paige Messersmith 2, Lisa Jurd 2, Erinn Hopkins, Sarah Mintz, Kelly Scheler, Alison Rose.

Assists
Lycoming:
Sammi Jo Bell, Brianna Robertson.
McDaniel: Messersmith 2, Baer, Jurd, Anna Beaudry.

Shots: L 10, M 23. Ground Balls: L 11, M 18. Goalies: L (Brittany Bryan - 2 saves, 10 GA, 30:00; Libby Stoesz - 1 save, 5 GA, 30:00), M 9 (Leanne Hollinger - 5 saves, 3 GA). Caused Turnovers: L 6, M 9. Turnovers: L 19, Mc 15. Draw Controls: L 4, M 15. Free Position: L 0 of 2, M 2 of 2.

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