(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team had a strong start against visiting McDaniel, but the Green Terror closed out the game with 5-1 run to claim a 12-9 win on Wednesday night.
The Devils struck early as first-year Caroline Clancy (Monkton, Md./Hereford) scored just 39 seconds into the game, finding the net off an assist from classmate Jennifer Morrissey (Rockville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel).
Carly O'Brien (Cranberry, N.J./Princeton Day School) put the Devils up, 2-0, making a great move in front of the cage at the 26:31 mark.
Julia Jacobs scored back-to-back goals to even the score, 2-2. Sophomore Ali Dawson (Carle Place, N.Y./Carle Place) added an unassisted goal before O'Brien sandwiched a pair of her own around a counter from Paige Messersmith.
Messersmith tallied again at the 3:21 mark, to make the score, 5-4. Maggie Quinn finished an assist from Jacobs to tie the game as the teams went into halftime.
Morrissey traded goals with Bridget Bopst before the Devils saw back-to-back goals from Dawson and senior Clare Manoli (Hudson, Ohio/Western Reserve Academy) in a span of just 41 seconds to give them an 8-6 lead with 21:51 remaining.
The Green Terror strung together a five-goal run to pull in front, 11-8, with 15:21 to play in the game. O'Brien broke up the run, scoring off an assist from Catie Ledwick (Weston, Conn./Weston) with six minutes to play.
Messersmith closed out the scoring with three minutes remaining in regulation. The Green Terror held on for the win, improving to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the Centennial Conference.
O'Brien led the Red Devils with four goals and four ground balls. Clancy controlled three draws while Moira Mahoney (Wayne, Pa/Radnor) picked-up three GBs and controlled a pair of draws on the night. Megan Taylor (Kensington, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) had three GBs and a draw as well.
Grace Morelli (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) made four saves in the nets.
Messersmith finished with four goals while Jacobs tallied three goals and one assist. Lily Galzerano came up with 13 saves for the Green Terror.
The Red Devils slip to 7-6 overall and 3-3 in the conference. They travel to Swarthmore College on Saturday for a 1:00 pm start.