Baer, Jurd carry McDaniel to win

Brittany Baer © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Brittany Baer © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror uses 10-2 run to down Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWNR, Pa. – Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) matched her career highs with seven goals and eight points to lead McDaniel to a 16-15 victory over Elizabethtown in non-conference women’s lacrosse action on Saturday.

Lisa Jurd (Columbia, Md./Hammond) added three goals for the Green Terror (5-1), scoring three straight as part of a 6-0 burst that spanned both halves to help her team overcome a 10-4 deficit and even the game.

Megan Byrnes led the Blue Jays (3-3) with five goals while Sarah Cullinan added four goals and two assists.

Trailing 10-4 on back-to-back Byrnes markers, Baer sparked a 10-2 stretch with 8:41 to play in the first half with a free-position goal.

Just 1:24 later, Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) added the second of McDaniel’s four free-position tallies before Jurd finished a pair of solo runs to trim the deficit to 10-8 at the intermission.

Jurd completed her natural hat trick 50 seconds into the second half before Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) tallied on an eight-meter shot with 25:12 showing to even the game.

Kara Solesky momentarily put the hosts back on top but Baer responded off a Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) assist to even the game once again.

Cullinan gave Elizabethtown a 12-11 lead at the 39:43 mark before three straight Baer goals gave the Green Terror a 14-12 advantage and capped the rally.

Stephanie Kries scored unassisted and then found Cullinan to even the game for the final time with 8:25 to play.

Just 10 seconds later, Baer notched her lone assist of the day, finding Kelly Scheler (Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright) for a one-goal advantage.

Baer added an insurance goal with 4:10 on the clock before Byrnes tallied with 1:49 to play.

McDaniel held the Blue Jays off the board in the waning seconds for its fourth straight one-goal win in the series.

Cullinan and Samantha Redles staked Elizabethtown to a 2-0 lead in the game’s first 1:28 before Lines and Baer evened the game just over three minutes later.

Redles and Katie Caprinolo stretched the Blue Jay lead back to two just 6:25 into the game before Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) and Scheler sandwiched a Byrnes tally to make it a 5-4 game 47 seconds later.

Byrnes keyed a five-goal flurry with three markers in a 7-minute, 16-second span to open up a six-goal edge for the hosts.

Baer added a program-record 10 draw controls in the win for McDaniel, which finished with a 24-9 advantage at the center circle – a total which tied the Green Terror team record for draw controls in a game.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Catholic on Thursday. Game time is 4 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -            F
McDaniel (5-1)                                                8            8            -            16
Elizabethtown (3-3)                                    10            5            -            15

Brittany Baer 7, Lisa Jurd 3, Kelly Scheler 2, Brittany Lines, Paige Messersmith, Chelsea Watkins, Anna Beaudry.
Elizabethtown: Megan Byrnes 5, Sarah Cullinan 4, Stephanie Kreis 2, Samantha Redles 2, Kara Solesky, Katie Caprinolo.

Baer, Jurd, Lines, Sarah Mintz..
Elizabethtown: Cullinan 2, Kreis 2, Solesky 2, Redles.

Shots: M 31, E 30. Ground Balls: M 14, E 12. Goalies: M (Leanne Hollinger – 10 saves, 15 GA), E (Rachael Waldman – 10 saves, 16 GA). Caused Turnovers: M 6, E 12. Turnovers: M 25, E 20. Draw Controls: M 24, E 9. Free Position: M 4 of 6, E 1 of 4.