WESTMINSTER, Md. – Twice in a 62-second span on Wednesday, Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) scored unassisted goals. Her first marker, coming with 24:49 remaining in the first half tied the game at 1-all and Sandi Stevens' 27-year-old single-season points record at 90.
Her next goal gave McDaniel a 2-1 lead and Entrot the mark by herself. The junior went on to score 10 points on the night, adding five assists to go with five goals to leave her just a single point shy of becoming the first player in Green Terror history to reach triple-digit points in a single season.
On the record-setting night, she helped the second-seeded Green Terror (11-8) to a 17-7 women's lacrosse victory over Alvernia in the first round of the 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Mid-Atlantic tournament.
With the victory, McDaniel advances to Saturday's semifinals at top-seeded Lebanon Valley. The Green Terror will face third-seeded St. Joseph's (L.I.) in the second semifinal, slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. The Flying Dutchmen will take on fifth-seeded Drew in the day's first semifinal at 4 p.m. The winners will meet in Sunday's championship at 2 p.m.
After Entrot gave McDaniel a 2-1 lead on Wednesday, Nora Walsh finished a solo run 1:13 later to knot the game at 2-all.
With 15:31 showing, Katie Ensulo scored the first of her two goals for the Crusaders (9-9) to put the visitors in front, 3-2.
The first two of six Julia Jacobs (Stevensville, Md./St. Mary's) goals came 1:08 apart to turn the one-goal deficit into a one-goal lead with 14:07 on the clock.
A Maggie Quinn (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) free-position goal – one of five on the day by McDaniel – stretched the lead to 5-3 with 13:25 showing.
Brooke Campione closed the deficit to 5-4 with 6:54 to play in the first half before two Jacobs goals and a Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) finish off a pass from Entrot with 11.8 seconds left made it an 8-4 game at the break.
Entrot found Sam Barbeito (Wolfsville, Md./Middletown) nearly nine minutes into the second half for a five-goal lead before Candace Knight responded 50 seconds later.
Two more Entrot-to-Jacobs connections and a Barbeito-to-Quinn hookup made it a 12-5 game with 16:08 showing.
Ensulo momentarily broke up what would turn into an 8-1 McDaniel run that sealed the victory with 6:52 to play.
Entrot and Barbeito alternated tallies over the final five goals of the stretch before Abby McCarthy scored the final goal for the Crusaders on a free-position attempt to set the final margin with 3:18 to play.
Quinn finished with five draw controls and four ground balls while Entrot had four and four.