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Keefe's 1st-half hat trick fuels 8-1 start for Washington

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Keefe's 1st-half hat trick fuels 8-1 start for Washington

Washington head coach Kate Fowler and the women’s lacrosse team played their final game of the season March 11 at Rowan. The season was cancelled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shore ladies finish as 13-3 winners.

13-3.

GLASSBORO, N.J. — Aubrey Robinson found the back of the net 11 seconds in, putting the Shore ladies on the fast track to victory here on March 11. They scored six unanswered goals in the opening 16 minutes and 12 of the first 13 overall to spoil the home opener for Rowan, 13-3.

Sophomore attacker Colleen Keefe had a season-best four goals, including a first-half hat trick. She scored back-to-back in the 6-0 start; her goal with 17 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the first half proved to be the game-winner.

Keefe (14-1-15) extended her scoring streak to five games in a row — as did junior midfielder Anna Bennett (8-2-10) and sophomore middie Olivia Miller (7-1-8).

Washington improved to 2-3. Losses are to No. 7 Salisbury, No. 8 York and No. 10 Catholic.

In last week’s win at Rowan, senior attacker Lauren Brenner (4-12-16) picked up three more assists. She moved to 20th in program history with 136 career points.

Brenner had the helper on Robinson’s quick goal, which was scored after Bennett won the opening draw control.

Bennett, Keefe, freshman midfielder Caroline Bailey and Miller also scored as the lead swelled to 6-0 with just under 14 minutes to play before intermission.

Freshman midfielder Ellie Morrall’s assist on Miller’s goal was her first collegiate point.

Abby Daigle broke through for the Profs (2-3) with 12:37 remaining in the first half.

Washington responded with the next six goals.

Keefe completed her hat trick with 2:14 to go before the break, the final goal of the half to make it 8-1. She scored on a free-position shot while Washington was down a player.

Freshman Hannah Lee, Keefe, Miller (man-up) and sophomore Sydney Allender scored in succession to start the second half, extending Washington’s lead to 12-1 with 15:17 to play.

Rowan scored two of the last three goals.

Bailey ended the scoring for Washington, down a man with just under seven minutes to play.

Freshman keepers Sydney Wingate and Brigid Monahan each had four saves in 30 minutes of playing time. Wingate, the starter, evened her record at 2-2.

Rowan was 0-for-4 in free-position chances.

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