Shore ladies' head start on season shows in lopsided win at Ursinus

Washington freshman midfielder Abby Laubach won 11 draw controls Saturday, April 3 at Ursinus, tying the program record for draw controls in a single game that All-American Emily Hubley established in 2013.

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — One week after she erupted for a career high of six goals at McDaniel, Washington junior attacker Colleen Keefe again found the back of the net with regularity at Ursinus.

On Saturday, she scored seven goals, assisted on three others and totaled 10 points — all career highs — in an 18-3 drubbing of the host Bears.

Freshman attacker Ashley Devlin contributed three goals and six assists and freshman midfielder Abby Laubach won 11 draw controls — all personal bests, too.

Laubach tied the program record for draw controls in a single game that All-American Emily Hubley established in 2013.

Washington won its second Centennial Conference lacrosse game in a row, both on the road, having outscored McDaniel and Ursinus by a combined 35-3.

The Shore ladies improved to 2-1 in the conference and 3-2 overall.

Saturday’s game was the first of the season for Ursinus’ women, and their first game in 389 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington led from start to finish and scored the first seven goals after halftime to stretch the advantage to 15-2 with 13 minutes, 43 seconds remaining.

Devlin put the Shore ladies on the board with 6:44 gone and the host Bears down a player who was sitting out a 5-minute yellow card penalty.

Keefe scored the first of her seven goals, on a set-up from senior midfielder Anna Bennett, with just under 22 minutes remaining before intermission.

Senior attacker Hanna Crowley solved Washington sophomore keeper Sydney Wingate (six saves) at the 20:33 mark.

Laubach controlled the ensuing draw and 16 seconds later Olivia Miller’s unassisted goal started a 6-0 run, punctuated by Keefe’s man-up goal with 3:03 to play in the half.

Keefe’s unassisted goal with 15:48 remaining in the half gave Washington a 4-1 lead, and proved to be the winning goal.

Abby Krasutsky’s solo run with 1:32 remaining in the half ended a 19-minute scoring drought for the Bears, who trailed 8-2 at the break.

Keefe opened the second-half scoring with 5:01 elapsed, starting a run of seven unanswered goals in the span of 11 minutes and change.

Devlin, Bennett, Miller, Morgan Sutherland and Sydney Allender also scored during that time frame, and Devlin assisted three times.

Bennett’s man-up goal, on the look from Devlin, with 21:19 to go gave Washington its first double-digit lead, 12-2.

Crowley scored the Bears’ only goal of the second half on a free-position shot with 12:21 to play.

Washington closed out the scoring with consecutive goals from Keefe (Devlin assist), Miller (Sutherland assist) and Keefe again (Laubach assist).

All told, 12 of Washington’s 18 goals were assisted.

Washington outshot its host, 39-13, and won 17 of 23 draw controls.

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