Messersmith tallies four
WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel scored four of the game's final five goals to defeat Swarthmore 10-9 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse action on Wednesday.
Julia Jacobs (Stevensville, Md./St. Mary's) broke a 9-all deadlock, scoring on a free-position attempt to lift the Green Terror (6-4, 2-1 CC) with 43.1 seconds remaining. Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) led the way, scoring four goals to go with four draw controls, four ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Corinne Sommi recorded three goals and two assists to pace the Garnet (7-2, 2-1 CC), who dropped its first conference game of the season.
Trailing 8-6 on a Sommi-to-Emma Sipperly connection with 12:31 to play, Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) hit Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) 6:21 later to cut the deficit in half.
With 5:22 on the clock, Messersmith converted a free-position goal before Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) found the back of the net on an 8-meter shot 37 seconds later for a 9-8 lead.
Sommi needed just 30 seconds, converting off a pass from Annalise Penikis to knot the game at 9-all before Jacobs converted her team's fifth free-position tally of the night.
Parcell found Entrot 5:06 into the game to stake the Green Terror to a 1-0 lead before Beaudry hit Messersmith 4:14 later to double the advantage.
A Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) converted a free-position marker for a 3-0 lead with 15:54 to play in the opening half.
A Sommi unassisted tally and pair of Penikis solo runs knotted the game at 3-all entering the intermission.
Sommi gave Swarthmore its first lead of the game 32 seconds into the second half.
A Messersmith free-position tally with 26:32 to play evened the score once again before she wrapped around the cage and found the back of the net 24 seconds later for a 5-4 advantage.
Two Vanchieri markers around an Elyse Tierney tally turned the one-goal deficit into a 7-5 lead with 17:20 to play.
A Beaudry-to-Entrot connection 26 seconds later drew the hosts back within one.
McDaniel returns to action at No. 8 Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.