The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team pulled to with a goal at 11-10 in the second half against Washington College (MD) on Wednesday, but the Shorewomen scored the final six goals of the game to pull away for a 17-10 victory in West Palm Beach, FL. Michaela Maybee had three goals for St. Lawrence, while Katherine Vincent had four for Washington College.
Senior Carly VanTassel had two goals and an assist for the Saints, who fall to 1-2 on the season. Carly Eisenbrant scored a hat trick in the final 14:06 of regulation to propel the Shorewomen (2-1) to victory. Addie Cunningham made 11 saves and suffered the loss for the Saints, while Haylee Solomon made three stops and earned the win.
Washington College finished with a 34-17 advantage in shots, thanks in part to a 21-7 lead in draw controls. St. Lawrence was also hampered by turnovers, as they committed 20 for the third time this season.
The first half was back-and-forth between the two teams, as neither was able to open up a multi-goal lead early. VanTassell tied the game at 3-3 midway through the period and later answered consecutive Washington goals with another tally to pull St. Lawrence within one. Parker Benedict then tied it at 6-6 with three minutes left in the half.
However, the Shorewomen would strike twice in the final 1:37, as Alli Dudley put Washington back on top 7-6 before Vincent scored with only :05 seconds remaining in the half to cap the scoring at 8-6.
Caroline Lovett stretched the lead to three at 9-6 with the opening goal of the second half, but St. Lawrence responded with back-to-back goals by Maybee and Abigail Horan to claw back to within one at 9-8. After Vincent scored twice in a span of :49 seconds for an 11-8 Washington lead, Maybee and Hannah Calvelli answered to keep the Saints within striking distance trailing 11-10 with 19:45 to play.
Unfortunately, the remaining time belonged to the Shorewomen, who rattled off six straight goals to cap the game scoring for the 17-10 win. Eisenbrandt was the star down the stretch, scoring three times and assisting on another insurance tally as Washington scored three times in a 2:02 span to pull away.
Kiera Taussig finished with two goals and an assist for the Saints, who will look to rebound on Thursday, March 14 when the team wraps up its spring trip against Fredonia State at 11:30am.