Baer breaks record in McDaniel win

Brittany Baer breaks the all-time goal record with 19:44 to play in the first half.
Brittany Baer breaks the all-time goal record with 19:44 to play in the first half.

Green Terror racks up 18-12 win over Washington

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) scored six goals, breaking the all-time career goal scoring record in the process of McDaniel's 18-12 Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse victory over Washington (Md.) on Tuesday.

The Green Terror (8-5, 2-4 CC) raced out to a 9-1 lead with 13:28 to play in the first half. Baer tallied four times during the opening run, breaking Sandi Stevens' 21-year old record 10 minutes, 16 seconds into the senior's 47th collegiate game.

With just 4:14 elapsed, Baer took a dump pass from Sarah Mintz (Medfield, Mass./Medfield) over the top of the goal and quick-sticked home her 178th tally to tie Stevens on the all-time list.

The tie lasted 6 minutes, 2 seconds. After the Shorewomen (6-5, 2-4 CC) pulled within 3-1, Baer won the ensuing draw control – one of her five on the day and one of her already-program-record 161 – streaked down the right side of the field and blasted home the record goal.

A Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) draw control win-and-goal stretched the lead to 5-1 just 15 seconds later before back-to-back Mintz-to-Baer goals made it 7-1.

A Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) solo marker and assist to Mintz pushed the lead to 9-1.

Corinne Ziccardi converted a free-position goal 36 seconds later to start a four-goal flurry over the next 10:01 to pull Washington within 9-5.

Mintz once again found Baer 2 minutes, 13 seconds before the half ended – the fourth time the duo hooked up for goals – to stretch the lead to 10-5 at the break.

After Mollie Shipley made it 10-6 just 46 seconds into the second half, Mintz tallied her third goal of the day for her career-best seventh point of the afternoon with 23:39 to play, starting a three-goal stretch over just a 1-minute, 27-second span.

Holding a 13-8 advantage with 18:07 to play, Lines converted her third goal of the day to spark another 5-0 burst in which five different Green Terror players scored to push to lead to 18-8 with 10:46 showing.

The Shorewomen scored the final four goals of the game to set the final margin.

Kalli Parrish joined Shipley with three goals to lead Washington, which got two goals and two assists from Sam Ohrem.

Messersmith controlled six draws, picked up three ground balls and caused three turnovers for McDaniel, which pulled to within two games of the fifth and final playoff spot with three games remaining.

The Green Terror finished with a 45-27 advantage in shots, including by a 29-9 margin in the decisive first half.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Haverford on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -            F
Washington (Md.) (6-5, 2-4 CC)                        5            7            -            12
McDaniel (8-5, 2-4 CC)                                    10            8            -            18

Washington (Md.):
Kalli Parrish 3, Mollie Shipley 3, Sam Ohrem 2, Corinne Zaccardi 2, Allie Hanzsche, Rachel Bartee.
Brittany Baer 6, Sarah Mintz 3, Brittany Lines 3, Kelly Scheler 2, Paige Messersmith 2, Chelsea Watkins, Alison Rose.

Washington (Md.):
Ohrem 2, Sarah Cannon, Marissa Restaino.
Mintz 4, Lines, Watkins, Emma Ardolino, Kelly Scheler.

Shots: W 27, M 45. Ground Balls: W 18, M 28. Goalies: W (Amber Madore – 15 saves, 18 GA, 51:34; Stephanie Seibert – 0 saves, 0 GA, 8:26), M (Leanne Hollinger – 1 save, 8 GA, 49:14; Katherine Herzog – 5 saves, 4 GA, 10:46). Caused Turnovers: W 5, M 10. Turnovers: W 21, M 14. Draw Controls: W 13, M 19. Free Position: W 4 of 6, M 2 of 7.