Spreading it out
McDaniel opens conference schedule with 16-6 win over Bryn Mawr
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Lisa Jurd (Columbia, Md./Hammond) netted a career-best four goals to lead McDaniel to a 16-6 victory over Bryn Mawr in the Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse opener for both teams on Saturday.
Jurd was one of nine players to register a point for the Green Terror (1-3, 1-0 CC), who notched its first win of the season in its home opener. Freshman Mary Tokolish (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) tallied her first three collegiate goals while Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) rounded out a trio of three-goal scorers for McDaniel.
Natalie Chrismer led the Owls (1-1, 0-1 CC) with a hat trick of her own.
Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond), Lines and Jurd staked the hosts to a 3-0 lead with three straight unassisted goals in the game's first 8:54 before Bryn Mawr countered with three straight solo runs of its own.
Hannah Lehman tallied her first of the season with 20:48 n the clock before Miranda Gordon-Zigel converted a free-position goal 1:35 later and Chrismer evened the game with 18:38 showing.
Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional), who had three assists on the day, found Jurd to break the deadlock 54 seconds later to spark a 10-0 Green Terror run.
Unassisted markers from Lines, Jurd and Tokolish in a 4-minute, 13-second span stretched the lead to 7-3 with 10:35 to play in the first half before Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) converted a free-position attempt for her first collegiate tally with 8:37 on the clock.
Kaylee Hoover (Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange) tallied her first career point, finding a cutting Tokolish in front of the net for a 9-3 lead with 6:52 showing.
Watkins capped a two-goal day with a solo run at the 5:01 mark before Ellen Nicely (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) stretched the lead to 11-3 at the break.
Tokolish capped her first collegiate hat trick 3:10 into the second half and Kaitlin Mahoney (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue) made it a 10-goal difference with 20:56 to play. Beaudry had the assist on the both tallies.
Chrismer and Gordon-Zigel tallied 40 seconds apart to close the deficit to 13-5 but Lines, Jurd and Parcell accounted for a 3-0 burst in a 2-minute, 2-second span to push the advantage to 11 with 9:44 to play.
Chrismer capped the day's scoring with 4:50 to play.
Paige Messersmith (Phoneix, Md./Dulaney), Parcell and Hoover each won three draw controls. Messersmith added five ground balls while Hoover had three. Watkins matched Messersmith with a team-best five ground balls. Tokolish and Kerry Campbell (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) caused three turnovers apiece.
McDaniel finished with a 35-13 advantage in shots, including by a 23-9 margin in the decisive first half.
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Skidmore on Tuesday. Game time is 5 p.m.
Bryn Mawr: Natalie Chrismer 3, Miranda Gordon-Zigel 2, Hannah Lehman.
McDaniel: Lisa Jurd 4, Mary Tokolish 3, Brittany Lines 3, Chelsea Watkins 2, Monica Parcell 2, Kaitlin Mahoney, Ellen Nicely.
Bryn Mawr: none
McDaniel: Anna Beaudry 3, Jurd, Tokolish, Kaylee Hoover.
Goalies: B (Kate Flamming – 15 saves, 16 GA, 60:00), M (Aimee Semler – 2 saves, 3 GA, 15:12; Katherine Herzog – 2 saves, 0 GA, 19:23; Kate Goldstein – 1 save, 3 GA, 25:25). Caused Turnovers: B 6, M 17.