Rally killer

Chelsea Watkins © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Chelsea Watkins © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

No. 17 Elizabethtown staves off McDaniel rally

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Sarah Cullinan recorded two goals and two assists to lead No. 17 Elizabethtown to a 9-7 victory over McDaniel in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Tuesday.

Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) registered two goals and two assists of her own to lead the Green Terror (2-13), who tallied four straight goals to pull within 8-7 with 4:55 to play.

Bari Rosenstein and Katie Scheurich netted two goals each for the Blue Jays (11-3), who finished with a 28-22 advantage in shots that included a 16-6 margin in a first half in which the visitor built a 5-1 lead.

After Lauren McCadden (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) staked McDaniel to a 1-0 lead in the game's first seven minutes, Rosenstein evened the game 1:31 later to spark a 5-0 run for Elizabethtown with 22:01 on the clock.

Back-to-back scores from Cullinan just 2:12 apart made it a 3-1 game with 15:45 to play before Scheurich stretched the lead to 4-1 just 1:40 later.

Madalyn Schnader capped the five-goal first half with a solo run at the 7:52 mark.

Mary Tokolish (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) finished the first of Watkins' assists just 2:10 into the second half to trim the deficit to 5-2.

Becky Porter and Lisa Jurd (Columbia, Md./Hammond) traded markers to make it a 6-3 game with 14:52 showing before Scheurich and Rosenstein pushed the advantage to five with 11:34 on the clock.

Watkins finished a solo run with 10:07 remaining before Jurd put home an unassisted marker just 34 seconds later.

Watkins crossed a pass to Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake), who found the back of the net to make it a two-goal game with 6:10 to play.

Watkins finished from Jurd just 1:15 later to trim the deficit to one but the Blue Jays controlled the ensuing draw – one of just four won by the visitors while the Green Terror controlled 13.

McDaniel had two opportunities in the waning moments but Elizabethtown forced two of its 25 turnovers to regain possession both times, allowing Lindsey Miller to just beat the final horn, quick sticking a Cullinan pass from behind the net.

The Green Terror concludes the season at No. 10 Catholic on Thursday. Game time is 4 p.m.

Score by Period                                 1          2          -           F
No. 17 Elizabethtown (11-3)               5          4          -           9
McDaniel (2-13)                                  1          6          -           7

Sarah Cullinan 2, Bari Rosenstein 2, Katie Scheurich 2, Becky Porter, Madalyn Schnader, Lindsey Miller.
Chelsea Watkins 2, Lisa Jurd 2, Brittany Lines, Lauren McCadden, Mary Tokolish.

Cullinan 2, Rosenstein, Samantha Redles.
Watkins 2, Jurd.

Goalies: E (Rachael Waldman – 9 saves, 7 GA), M (Aimee Semler – 9 saves, 9 GA). Caused Turnovers: E 14, M 3.