First-half burst carries McDaniel to 20-11 win at Washington

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Lindsey McDonald (Germantown, Md./Damascus) netted a career-high five goals to lead McDaniel to a 20-11 victory at Washington (Md.) in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s lacrosse action on Tuesday.

            The Green Terror (7-5, 3-3 CC), who also got four goals apiece from Jennifer Stone (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) and Brittany Baer (Westminster, Md./Westminster), found itself in a 3-1 hole before scoring eight straight goals in a 9-minute, 25-second span.
            Brittany Lambert led the Shorewomen (5-6, 0-5 CC) with five goals while Kalli Parrish contributed three markers.
            Chelsea Ferruzzi (Jenkintown, Pa./Jenkintown) staked McDaniel to a 1-0 lead just 29 seconds into the game before three different Washington players tallied to give the hosts a two-goal advantage at the 20:01 mark and force a Green Terror timeout.
            With 17:39 on the clock, McDonald started the game-clinching flurry and contributed twice more during the stretch for her second hat trick of the season.
            Stone and Baer each tallied twice in the run while Ferruzzi added her second of the game.
            Parrish started another three-goal burst to pull the Shorewomen within 9-6 just 14 seconds into the second half.
            McDonad and Lambert traded tallies nearly four minutes apart before Steph Nichols (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s), Ferruzzi and Stone stretched the lead back out to six with 20:15 to play.
            Parrish and Lambert drew the hosts within 13-9 at the 14:42 mark but back-to-back tallies from Stephanie Sudbrook (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) to start another five-goal spurt that stretched the lead to 18-9 with 7:40 to play.
            Baer added two more goals during the stretch.
            Ferruzzi and Sudbrook finished with three goals apiece. Stone added two assists to her four goals.
            Baer and Kristin Mele (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) each won five draw controls to pace a Green Terror squad that won 24 of the 33 draws. Stone added four draws while Nichols added three to go with five ground balls. Emma Ardolino (Freeland, Md./Hereford) picked up a team-high six ground balls.
            McDaniel returns to action at Stevenson on Thursday. Game time is 4 p.m.
Score by Half                                            1          2          -           F
McDaniel (7-5, 3-3 CC)                             9          10        -           19
Washington (Md.) (5-6, 0-5 CC)                5          5          -           10
McDaniel: Lindsey McDonald 5, Brittany Baer 4, Jennifer Stone 4, Chelsea Ferruzzi 3, Stephanie Sudbook 3, Steph Nichols.
Washington: Brittany Lambert 5, Kalli Parrish 3, Suzie Jakob 2, Sam Ohrem.
McDaniel: Stone 2, Baer, Nichols.
Washington: Lambert, Jakub, Ohrem, Sarah Cannon, Allie Hanzsche.
Shots: M 39, W 24. Ground Balls: M 27, W 22. Goalies: M (Leanne Hollinger 48:44 – 8 saves, 9 GA; Meg Tart 11:16 – 1 save, 2 GA), W (Amber Madore 60:00 – 14 saves, 20 GA). Caused Turnovers: M 18, W 15. Turnovers: M 22, W 27. Draw Controls: M 24, W 9. Free Position: M 6 of 9, W 2 of 4.