Messersmith nets four

Lily Galzerano  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Lily Galzerano 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. - McDaniel scored five straight goals midway through the second half to surge to a 12-9 Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse victory over Dickinson on Wednesday.

Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) led the Green Terror (8-6, 4-3 CC) with four goals.

Carly O'Brien paced the Red Devils (7-6, 3-3 CC) with four goals of her own.

Trailing 8-6, Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) finished a feed from Maggie Quinn (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) to spark a five-goal rally with 21:17 remaining.

Julia Jacobs (Stevensville, Md./St. Mary's) knotted the game at 8-all just 2:11 later before Messersmith put McDaniel in front for good with 16:50 on the clock.

Just 55 seconds after that, Entrot stretched the advantage to two off an Anna Molhenrich (Towson, Md./Mercy) assist before Molhenrich tallied from Entrot just 34 seconds later.

O'Brien cut the deficit to 11-9 with six minutes to play before Messersmith set the final margin with three minutes showing.

Goals from Caroline Clancy and O'Brien staked the hosts to a 2-0 in the game's first 3:29.

A pair of Jacobs goals 33 seconds apart evened the game with 22:53 on the clock.

Ali Dawson and O'Brien reestablished the two-goal advantage before Messersmith and O'Brien traded solo runs.

Messersmith and Quinn tallied in the final 3:12 of the first half to even the game at the break.

Jennifer Morrissey and Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) traded goals to open the second half before Dawson and Clare Manoli scored 39 seconds apart to give the Red Devils the 8-6 lead.

Lily Galzerano (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) made 13 saves between the pipes.

The Green Terror returns to action at Ursinus on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.