McDaniel records first conference win

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

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

Assists
Swarthmore:
none.
McDaniel:
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.

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