De Santis nets 100th career goal in first half
CLERMONT, Fla. – The Wheaton College women's lacrosse team was defeated by Washington College, 14-7, in non-conference action on Thursday afternoon.
Junior Leila Mills (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) paced the Wheaton attack with four goals, two ground balls, one draw control and one caused turnover. Classmate Charlotte De Santis (Darien, Conn./Cushing Academy) notched three goals, one assist, one ground ball and two draw controls. De Santis tallied her 100th career goal at the 12:00 mark of the first half. Freshman Mia Cambi (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) picked up two ground balls and compiled a team-high three caused turnovers.
Sophomore Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) scored a game-high five goals, dished out three assists, collected six ground balls, registered four draw controls and caused five turnovers. Senior Marissa Restaino (Media, Pa./Penncrest) added three goals, two ground ball and one caused turnover while junior Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, Md./Towson) tallied three goals, one ground ball, three draw controls and one caused turnover.
Eisenbrandt opened up the scoring at the 28:23 mark of the first half on a nice feed from Mollie Shipley (Denville, N.J./Morris Catholic) for her 12th goal of the season. De Santis evened the score at 1-1 with 27:40 remaining in the stanza as freshman Brooke Sabol (Landgrove, Vt./Burr & Burton Academy) set up her first-career collegiate marker.
The Shorewomen followed with four unanswered goals over an 8:53 span to take a 5-1 lead over the Lyons. Mills and De Santis scored back-to-back goals at 17:17 and 12:00 to cut into the deficit at 5-3 but Washington College closed out the half with a pair of goals for a 7-3 advantage.
In the second stanza, the Shorewomen outscored the Lyons, 7-4, highlighted by a 6-0 run over a 13:15 span to keep their perfect season intact. Mills potted all three of Wheaton's goals in the half including the last two of the game.
Washington College senior goalkeeper Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, Md./Mercersburg Academy) made five saves. Sophomore Katy Ananian (Belmont, Mass./Belmont) stopped a game-high eight shots in net for the Lyons.
The Shorewomen went 18-for-22 in clear attempts, won the draw control matchup, 14-9, and also posted a 28-26 differential in ground balls. The Blue and White went 13-for-28 in clear attempts.
Wheaton (2-2, 0-0 NEWMAC) takes on Skidmore College tomorrow in non-conference action at 10:00 a.m. Washington College (5-0) hosts Elizabethtown on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m.