May 11, 2013

Entrot notches four and one

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel scored 13 straight goals over a 15-minute, 30-second span to take control of the first semifinal in the 2013 ECAC Mid-Atlantic women's lacrosse tournament, defeating Morrisville 19-4 on Saturday.

The second-seeded Green Terror (11-8) built a 15-1 first-half lead en route to its second straight lobsoded win in the program's first ECAC tournament appearance since winning the title in 2007. McDaniel will face top-seeded Lebanon Valley in Sunday's championship game. The Flying Dutchmen (12-5) defeated FDU-Florham in the day's second semifinal, 18-10.

Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) led the way, scoring four goals and adding an assist while Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) tallied just one goal but handed out five helpers.

Shelby Wood scored two of the four goals for the third-seeded Mustangs (10-8), scoring her team-leading 85th and 86th goals on free-position attempts in the first half.

Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) single-handedly staked McDaniel to a 2-0 lead in the game's first 2:56, finishing a solo run before scoring off an Anna Molhenrich (Towson, Md./Mercy) assist 36 seconds later.

Wood trimmed the deficit in half with 24:53 on the clock but Entrot finished the first of Messersmith's assists just 29 seconds later for a 3-1 lead, starting the game-clinching run.

Mallory Michel (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) scored twice in a 37-second stretch to push the lead to 5-1.

Messersmith finished from Entrot with 18:20 to play before finding Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) 24 seconds later and Samantha Barbeito (Myersville, Md./Middletown) 14 seconds after that.

After the Barbeito goal with 17:42 to play, the teams were sent to the locker rooms for a 67-minute lightning delay.

The Green Terror picked up right where it left off before the delay, however, with a Messersmith-to-Entrot marker 26 seconds after play resumed to cap a stretch of five Messersmith points in 66 seconds of game action.

An Entrot unassisted goal with 16:25 to play and Messersmith-to-Barbeito connection 12 seconds later pushed the lead to 10.

Maggie Quinn (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) and Entrot solo runs pushed the lead to 13-1 with 14:14 on the clock before Molhenrich finished a free-position shot with 11:17 to play.

Quinn hit Beaudry with 8:54 showing to cap the stretch.

Wood's free-position goal with 2:59 to play in the opening half made it a 15-2 game at the break.

Cassie Edmondson scored 2:59 on the other side of halftime before Lauren McCadden (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) scored her first goal of the season off a Kaitlin Mahoney (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comseqogue) assist with 23:58 showing.

Mahoney finished off a Beaudry feed just over two minutes later.

Goals by Madi Elie (Olney, Md./Sherwood) and Kerry Campbell (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) round a Meghan Soto goal in the final 5:35 set the final margin.

For Campbell, it was the defender's second collegiate goal and second in as many games.

McDaniel finished with a 33-8 advantage in shots and 20-5 advantage in draw controls.

Sunday's championship game will begin at 2 p.m. at McDaniel.

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