Red Devils Rally Past Hornets to Remain Unbeaten
(Winchester, Va.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team rallied past Shenandoah University, 9-8, on Saturday afternoon to remain unbeaten on the season at 3-0.
Sophomore Sydney Stern (Bedford, N.Y./Fox Lane) dished out three straight assists and Carly O'Brien (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton Day) scored twice to erase an 8-6 deficit, and the Red Devils held on through a scoreless 11 minutes.
The Hornets struck first, converting a free position shot at the 27:21 mark of the first half. Stern answered for the Red Devils, scoring unassisted, with 23:17 remaining in the half.
O'Brien found the net, just under a minute later, to put Dickinson on top, 2-1.
Shenandoah linked together three straight goals to pull in front, 4-2, with 16:13 remaining in the first half.
Sophomore Caroline Clancy (Monkton, Md./Hereford) answered with a pair of goals to close out the half, tying the game 4-4, at the break.
Samantha Donaghy and Samantha Sisson led the Hornets to another three-goal run to open the second half.
Katie Iverson (Marblehead, Mass./Pingree School) broke up the run, finishing an assist from Stern at the 21:09 mark. First-year Maddy Seibold (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) made it a one-goal game with 20:01 remaining in the contest.
Liz Bereit countered with a goal, less than a minute later, to stretch the lead back to a pair, 8-6, with 19:39 to play.
O'Brien finished an assist from Stern at the 14:56 mark, and again with 11:19 remaining, to tie the game 8-8. Stern then fed classmate Jennifer Morrissey (Rockville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) to put Dickinson in front for good, with 10:52 to play in the game.
The Red Devils closed the door while junior goaltender JoJo Auerbach (Chevy Chase, Md./Bullis) made a pair of saves in the final five minutes to secure the win.
O'Brien finished with a hat-trick while Stern tallied a goal and four assists on the day. Sophomore Moira Mahoney (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) controlled three draws and a pair of ground balls to anchor the defense.
Auerbach made eight saves in the nets for Dickinson while Ashley Cross stopped 13 shots for Shenandoah. Donagh led the Hornets with three goals while Sisson tallied a goal and three assists on the day.
The Red Devils improve to 3-0 on the season. They are scheduled to travel to Messiah College on Wednesday for a 4:00 pm start.