McDaniel records first conference win

Lisa Jurd © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Lisa Jurd © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Trio of hat tricks lead Green Terror to 16-3 win over Swarthmore

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) recorded three goals and an assist to lead McDaniel to a 16-3 victory over Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action on Saturday.

Lisa Jurd (Columbia, Md./Hammond) and Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) each added hat tricks for the Green Terror (7-3, 1-2 CC), who scored 10 straight goals to turn a 5-2 lead midway through the first half into a 15-2 advantage with more than 20 minutes to play.

Three different players scored for the Garnet (6-3, 0-3 CC), who got 13 saves from goalkeeper Allison Grein.

After Emily Evans staked Swarthmore to a 1-0 lead on a free-position goal 4:49 into the game, Beaudry responded with back-to-back markers 29 seconds apart for a 2-1 McDaniel lead with 10:43 elapsed.

A Baer free-position goal 45 seconds later stretched the lead to 3-1 before Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) finished the first of two Sarah Mintz (Medfield, Mass./Medfield) assists and Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) converted unassisted 20 seconds apart for a 5-1 lead at the 14:31 mark.

Amy Vachal momentarily broke up the run, scoring with 13:52 to play in the opening half before Watkins started the 10-goal run 32 seconds later that spanned 23 minutes, 8 seconds over both halves.

Baer, Kelly Scheler (Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright) and Alison Rose (Jessup, Md./Hammond) made it 9-2 at the break before Beaudry completed her first career hat trick 1:37 into the second half.

Jurd scored all three of her goals in a 2-minute, 22-second span for a 13-2 lead before Mintz and Baer capped the burst.

Marie Mutryn made it 15-3 on a free-position goal with 12:23 to play before Kaitlin Mahoney (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue) tallied her first collegiate marker with 2:122 to play to set the final margin.

McDaniel finished with a 39-17 advantage in shots and 15-6 edge in draw controls. Messersmith won five of the Green Terror's draws.

The Green Terror returns to action at No. 6 Gettysburg on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -            F
Swarthmore (6-3, 0-3 CC)                        2            1            -            3
McDaniel (7-3, 1-2 CC)                                    9            7            -            16

Amy Vachal, Emily Evans, Marie Mutryn.
Brittany Baer 3, Lisa Jurd 3, Anna Beaudry 3, Chelsea Watkins 2, Kelly Scheler, Sarah Mintz, Paige Messersmith, Kaitlin Mahoney.

Mintz 2, Scheler 2, Baer, Brittany Lines.

Shots: S 17, M 39. Ground Balls: S 14, M 22. Goalies: S (Allison Grein – 13 saves, 16 GA), M (Leanne Hollinger – 2 saves, 2 GA, 30:00; Katherine Herzog – 7 saves, 1 GA, 30:00). Caused Turnovers: S 4, M 9. Turnovers: S 19, M 15. Draw Controls: S 6, M 15. Free Position: S 2 of 7, M 4 of 8.