Messersmith tallies four and four
WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel scored three times in the game's first two minutes en route to an 18-1 victory over Cazenovia in the first round of the 2013 ECAC Mid-Atlantic women's lacrosse tournament on Wednesday.
Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) led the Green Terror (10-8) with four goals and four assists, including as a part of each of the game's first five goals.
Kim Vrigian scored the lone goal for the Wildcats (9-9), breaking up the shutout with 18:15 to play.
Messersmith found Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) just 18 seconds into the game before finishing a solo run to double the advantage 33 seconds later.
With 28:00 on the clock, Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) found Messersmith for a 3-0 lead.
Back-to-back Messersmith-to-Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) pushed the lead to 5-0 with 22:49 remaining.
Entrot completed the natural hat trick 52 seconds later, finishing a Parcell feed.
Goals from Samantha Barbeito (Myersville, Md./Middletown) and Kaitlin Mahoney (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue) with two more Messersmith tallies pushed the lead to double digits with 12:36 showing in the first half.
Entrot finished from Messersmith with 1:50 remaining and Mahoney converted a free-position shot in the final 18 seconds to make it a 12-0 game at the break.
A Barbeito free-position tally 2:30 into the second half pushed the lead to 13-0.
Vrgian broke up the shutout before Kerry Campbell (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) tallied her first collegiate goal with 8:01 on the clock for the final margin.
Parcell recorded four caused turnovers while Barbeito had three for the Green Terror, who finished with a 32-7 advantage in shots.
McDaniel, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, returns to action at home against Morrisville State, the No. 3 seed, in the first of two semifinals at McDaniel on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m. with Lebanon Valley and FDU-Florham to follow. The semifinal winners meet on Sunday at 2 p.m. for the title.