Ursinus prevails in defensive game

Anna Beaudry © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Anna Beaudry © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Bears hand McDaniel second loss, 7-4

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Elizabeth Cannon recorded two goals and three assists to lead Ursinus to a 7-4 victory over McDaniel in the Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse opener for both teams on Saturday.

The Bears (5-2, 1-0 CC) built a 7-1 lead through the game's first 49 minutes, 35 seconds before the Green Terror (6-2, 0-1 CC) tallied three times in the final 6:31, including both of Anna Beaudry's (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) two markers.

Neither team scored over the first 12 minutes of the game before Kim Peifer broke up the double shutout, finishing a solo run 12:06 into the game.

Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) evened the game 4 minutes, 22 seconds later before Ursinus reeled off six straight.

Cannon contributed to all three of the Bears' goals in the final 6:33 of the first half, starting the run with a goal before adding assists on the next two.

Goals from Lindsay Urban and Cannon nearly 10 minutes apart stretched the lead to 6-1 midway through the second half before Urban capped the six-goal stretch.

Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) broke McDaniel's 37-minute, 1-second drought with her only tally of the game, the first time since Mar. 27, 2008 at Ursinus that she had not recorded a multi-goal contest – a stretch of 35 games.

Beaudry recorded two goals in the final 1:53 to set the final margin.

McDaniel returns to action at home against No. 3 Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday. Game time is 4 p.m.

Score by Period                        1            2            -            F
McDaniel (6-2, 0-1 CC)                        1            3            -            4
Ursinus (5-2, 1-0 CC                        4            3            -            7

Anna Beaudry 2, Brittany Baer, Paige Messersmith.
Ursinus: Lindsay Urban 2, Elizabeth Cannon 2, Allison Furman, Emily Hummel, Kim Peifer.

McDaniel: Sarah Mintz 2, Alison Rose.
Ursinus: Cannon 3, Amy Sezack.

Shots: M 22, U 21. Ground Balls: M 20, U 16. Goalies: M (Leanne Hollinger – 6 saves, 7 GA), U (Alex McBride – 11 saves, 4 GA). Caused Turnovers: M 7, U 5. Turnovers: M 19, U 18. Draw Controls: M 7, U 6. Free Position: M 0 of 8, U 2 of 7.