McDaniel records first conference win
Trio of hat tricks lead Green Terror to 16-3 win over Swarthmore
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) recorded three goals and an assist to lead McDaniel to a 16-3 victory over Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action on Saturday.
Lisa Jurd (Columbia, Md./Hammond) and Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) each added hat tricks for the Green Terror (7-3, 1-2 CC), who scored 10 straight goals to turn a 5-2 lead midway through the first half into a 15-2 advantage with more than 20 minutes to play.
Three different players scored for the Garnet (6-3, 0-3 CC), who got 13 saves from goalkeeper Allison Grein.
After Emily Evans staked Swarthmore to a 1-0 lead on a free-position goal 4:49 into the game, Beaudry responded with back-to-back markers 29 seconds apart for a 2-1 McDaniel lead with 10:43 elapsed.
A Baer free-position goal 45 seconds later stretched the lead to 3-1 before Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) finished the first of two Sarah Mintz (Medfield, Mass./Medfield) assists and Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) converted unassisted 20 seconds apart for a 5-1 lead at the 14:31 mark.
Amy Vachal momentarily broke up the run, scoring with 13:52 to play in the opening half before Watkins started the 10-goal run 32 seconds later that spanned 23 minutes, 8 seconds over both halves.
Baer, Kelly Scheler (Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright) and Alison Rose (Jessup, Md./Hammond) made it 9-2 at the break before Beaudry completed her first career hat trick 1:37 into the second half.
Jurd scored all three of her goals in a 2-minute, 22-second span for a 13-2 lead before Mintz and Baer capped the burst.
Marie Mutryn made it 15-3 on a free-position goal with 12:23 to play before Kaitlin Mahoney (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue) tallied her first collegiate marker with 2:122 to play to set the final margin.
McDaniel finished with a 39-17 advantage in shots and 15-6 edge in draw controls. Messersmith won five of the Green Terror's draws.
The Green Terror returns to action at No. 6 Gettysburg on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.
Swarthmore (6-3, 0-3 CC) 2 1 - 3
McDaniel (7-3, 1-2 CC) 9 7 - 16
Swarthmore: Amy Vachal, Emily Evans, Marie Mutryn.
McDaniel: Brittany Baer 3, Lisa Jurd 3, Anna Beaudry 3, Chelsea Watkins 2, Kelly Scheler, Sarah Mintz, Paige Messersmith, Kaitlin Mahoney.
McDaniel: Mintz 2, Scheler 2, Baer, Brittany Lines.
Shots: S 17, M 39. Ground Balls: S 14, M 22. Goalies: S (Allison Grein – 13 saves, 16 GA), M (Leanne Hollinger – 2 saves, 2 GA, 30:00; Katherine Herzog – 7 saves, 1 GA, 30:00). Caused Turnovers: S 4, M 9. Turnovers: S 19, M 15. Draw Controls: S 6, M 15. Free Position: S 2 of 7, M 4 of 8.