Messersmith tallies three and five

Danielle Entrot  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Danielle Entrot 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Washington (Md.) overcame a McDaniel rally with two goals in the first half of the first overtime to notch a 16-14 Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse victory on Saturday.

Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) netted four goals to lead the Green Terror (6-10, 3-6 CC) to break the freshman scoring record with 47 goals on the season. Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) added three goals, five assists and nine draw controls.

Mollie Shipley netted four goals while Corinne Ziccardi added three goals and three assists to lead the Shorewomen (10-5, 6-3 CC), who secured the third seed in next weekend's conference tournament with the victory.

After Messersmith scored with 30.0 seconds to play and then found Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst) with 6.9 seconds remaining on the clock to force overtime, Ziccardi and Rachel Bartee scored in the final 42 seconds of the first half of the first overtime.

Ziccardi scored with 41.1 seconds on the clock while Bartee found the back of the net with 8.9 showing. After lightning delayed the start of the second half of the overtime for 35 minutes, the teams traded possessions but neither team could score.

Emily Hubley staked Washington to a 1-0 lead with 26:31 to play in the first half before Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) evened the game off a Messersmith assist just 1:25 later.

Ziccardi and Messersmith exchanged markers 1:36 apart to make it a 2-all game with 22:51 showing.

Kalli Parrish put the Shorewomen back in front 35 seconds later before a Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Md./Interboro) solo run and Entrot free-position goal to give the hosts a 4-3 lead with 16:20 on the clock.

Ziccardi responded with 13:06 on the clock to knot the game and start a 6-0 run to the break.

Bartee added a goal off the draw 18 seconds later before Shipley scored 13 seconds apart to cap a three-goal stretch in 34 seconds.

Shipley completed her natural hat trick with 8:02 on the clock before Bartee pushed the lead to five with 4:01 on the clock.

Parcell opened a six-goal counter to open the second half, finishing a solo run with 27:30 remaining.

Entrot finished twice in a 48-second span to close the deficit to 9-7 with 20:17 showing.

Messersmith finished off a Beaudry assist before finding Watkins and Beaudry over the next nearly four minutes to give McDaniel a 10-9 advantage with 16:24 to play.

Carly Eisenbrandt knocked a shot off the left post and in to knot the game with 12:42 remaining in regulation.

A Watkins free-position shot and Beaudry-to-Entrot connection put McDaniel up 12-10 with 8:40 on the clock.

Two goals from Hubley keyed a 4-0 run between 8:15 and 4:12 that turned the two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead.

McDaniel concludes the season at Susquehanna on Wednesday. Game time is 4 p.m.


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