McDaniel (9-4, 4-3 CC) 20, Ursinus (7-8, 2-5 CC) 17
What: Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse game
When: Saturday, Apr. 23
Where: Westminster, Md.
In a tightly contested conference battle, McDaniel went on a 6-1 run in teh fourth quarter to prevail over Ursinus, 20-17.
• Kealey Allison (Frankford, Del./Indian River) led McDaniel with six goals, two assists, and six ground balls.
• Natalie Hoff (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) chipped in four goals and four assists.
• Emily Sheppard (Queenstown, Md./Queen Anne's County) chipped in four goals and one assist.
FOR THE FOES
• Reilly Morgan led the Bears with four goals.
• Maeve Leonzi added three goals and one assist.
• Gabrielle Liott recorded a hat trick and two assists.
THE REST OF THE STORY
• Ursinus jumped out to a 3-1, scoring three straight after Natalie Hoff opened the scoring. Two Emily Sheppard goals around a Bailey Boner (Durham, N.C./St. Paul's School for Girls)-to-Kealey Allison connection in a 52-second apn made it a 4-3 game before Gabrielle Liott scored in the final eight seconds to send the game to the second quarter tied at 4-all.
• Allison scored twice before the halfway point of the second quarter along with Emma Miller (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) to take a 7-6 lead with 8:55 showing. Reilly Morgan found the back of the net for the Bears to even the game just 20 seconds later. McDaniel answered back-to-back goals from Sheppard and Mary Kate Clothier (Lumberton, N.J./Holy Cross Academy) to make it a 9-7 game with 5;16 on the clock. Ursinus scored again, but a pair of goals from Hoff to close out the half gave McDaniel a 11-8 lead.
• Ursinus scored five of the first six in the third qurater, inuding two each from Liott and Grace Lynch. iott found a cutting Lynch to end the run and give the visitors a 13-12 edge with 7:43 showing. With 5:07 remaining, Hoff scored again to tie the game up but Morgan scored in the final minute for a one-goal lead once again.
• Hoff found Allison and Sheppard just 19 seconds apart to retake the lead in the opening minute of the final period. Allison scored two more goals in the quarter to help extend the lead to 19-15 with 9:06 to play, capped by a Miller tally from Allison en route to the three-goal win.
THE INSIDE STORY
• The eight points for Natalie Hoff was a career best.
• Acadia Noll (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) finished with three caused turnovers for the Green Terror.
• McDaniel enters the final week of the regular season alone in fourth place in the conference standings. The Green Terror currently hold the tiebreaker over Washington but not Swarthmore.
McDaniel returns to action at No. 8 Gettysburg on Wednesday. Game time is 4 p.m.