READING, Pa. – St. Joseph's (L.I.) scored the first three goals of the game and never trailed, holding on for a 14-13 victory over McDaniel in the semifinals of the 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Mid-Atlantic women's lacrosse tournament on Saturday.
Julia Jacobs (Stevensville, Md./St. Mary's) was one of three players to tally four points for the Green Terror (11-9), scoring four goals. Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) and Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) added two goals and two assists each.
Heather Ferchland led the Golden Eagles (15-5) into the ECAC championship game with five goals. St. Joseph's will play at Lebanon Valley for the title on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Ferchland completed a natural hat trick staking her team to a 3-0 lead in the game's first 7:42. She scored off a Tori Gregson assist 2:25 into the game before finishing a free-position shot just 1:09 later and converting again from the eight-meter arc with 22:18 showing.
Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) broke up the shutout with 17:35 showing, tallying her program-record 100th point of the season.
Kristine Monogue and Jacobs traded tallies 12 seconds apart before an Ela Igdeler unassisted tally and two more Ferchland tallies pushed the lead to 7-2 with 9:59 to play in the first half.
Goals from Sam Barbeito (Wolfsville, Md./Middletown) and Allison Farrell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) closed the deficit to 7-4 with 4:45 on the clock before Caitlynn Webber and Parcell traded free-position tallies in the final 2:36 of the half.
Webber stretched the lead back to four with a free-position goal 2:13 into the second half before Jacbos and Parcell went back-to-back 38 seconds apart to close the margin to 9-7 with 25:48 to play.
A Webber goal with a player advantage pushed the lead back to three with 24:44 showing before Jacobs finished from Mallory Michel (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) just 35 seconds later.
A Bopst free-position tally closed the margin to 10-9 with 16:44 remaining before Graceann Fallon and Jacobs traded markers to keep it a one-goal game with 13:28 to play.
Goals from Kacie Mitterando and Jessica Cordano gave St. Joseph's a three-goal cushion with 9:17 on the clock.
Bopst finished from Parcell with 7:59 showing before finding Abby Phillips (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) just 2:03 later to once again make it a one-goal game.
Minogue gave her team a two-goal lead with 2:40 to play, hitting the back of the net with the Golden Eagles playing with a player advantage.
Farrell set the final margin with a free-position tally at the 1:14 mark.
McDaniel finished with a 34-24 advantage in shots.