CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Washington (Md.) jumped out to a 6-2 lead and held on to top McDaniel 11-10 in the first round of the 2013 Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse tournament on Wednesday.
Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) led the fifth-seeded Green Terror (9-8) with two goals and two assists, including closing the deficit to one with 5:44 to play.
Emily Hubley and Carly Eisenbrandt scored three goals apiece to lead the fourth-seeded Shorewomen (13-4), who advance to Saturday's semifinals at top-seeded and No. 5 Gettysburg.
Two Hubley goals around a Corinne Ziccardi tally staked Washington to a 3-0 lead in the game's first 7:16.
Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) found Anna Molhenrich (Towson, Md./Mercy) with 20:51 showing before tallying off a Mallory Michel (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) feed 1:40 later to close the deficit to 3-2.
A Ziccardi solo run and back-to-back Eisenbrandt tallies a minute apart pushed the advantage to 6-2 with 11:45 to play in the opening half.
Parcell hit Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) and Messersmith as part of an exchange of goals that made it an 8-4 game at the intermission.
Samantha Barbeito (Myersville, Md./Middletown) closed the deficit to 8-5, finishing a solo run 4:06 into the second half before Mollie Shipley and Eisenbrandt scored around a Parcell free-position tally to return to margin to four with 14:08 to play.
Unassisted markers from Bopst and Entrot 54 seconds apart trimmed the deficit to 10-8 with 12:38 to play before Hubley extended the margin back to three, converting from eight meters with 9:58 on the clock.
Entrot hit Barbeito just 45 seconds later to make it an 11-9 game before Parcell trimmed the deficit to one.
Entrot had an opportunity on the break but Washington goalie Stephanie Seibert got a piece of her shot with 1:11 to play and the Shorewomen defender won the race to the endline to give possession back to her team.
A turnover each way gave Washington the ball inside the final 40 seconds and the Shorewomen were able to play keepaway and preserve the win.
Lily Galzerano (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) made 13 saves in goal for McDaniel. Messersmith added six draw controls while Parcell had four.
The Green Terror will await the selection of the ECAC Mid-Atlantic field on Monday to see if its season continues.