Washington sticks it to Cen­ten­nial op­po­nent, 4-1

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CHESTERTOWN — Sopho­mores Grace Steele and Kai­lyn “K.B.” Brandt each scored twice Sat­ur­day, car­ry­ing host Washington past con­fer­ence ri­val McDaniel, 4-1, in field hockey.

The Shore ladies (2-8 over­all) lev­eled their Cen­ten­nial record at 2-2.

They found the back of the net three times in the open­ing eight min­utes. Steele scored what held up as the game-win­ner with 7 min­utes, 4 sec­onds elapsed. Brandt’s blast from just in­side the cir­cle 37 sec­onds later was the in­sur­ance goal.

Steele dented the score­board with only 2:07 gone to give the lo­cals a lead that was never chal­lenged.

Brandt’s team-lead­ing sixth goal came in the 39th minute, ex­tend­ing Washington’s lead to 4-0.

McDaniel (1-8, 0-4 CC) ended the shutout with less than three min­utes re­main­ing when Me­gan Qu­at­trone solved backup goalie Kayla Zap­cic, who al­ready had made six saves.

It was a lop­sided game. Washington fin­ished with a 30-13 ad­van­tage in shots.

Head coach An­nie Ki- et­z­man sub­sti­tuted liberally; all 22 Washington play­ers who dressed for the game saw ac­tion. Se­nior Mor­gan Do­man­ico (three saves) and Zap­cic each played 35 min­utes in the cage.

Washington broke into the win col­umn Sept. 20 against a much-im­proved Bryn Mawr. Se­nior de­fender Sab­rina Jenk­ins scored on a penalty corner with time ex­pired, putting an ex­cla­ma­tion point on the 2-0 tri­umph.

This was the first col­le­giate goal for Jenk­ins.

Washington out­shot its guest, 12-6, in­clud­ing 6-2 in shots on goal.

Bryn Mawr (6-3) held a slim 10-7 lead in penalty cor­ners.

Do­man­ico had to make only two saves to earn the shutout, but both stops, which came in the sec­ond half, were huge be­cause the Shore ladies’ lead was ten­u­ous un­til the horn sounded.

Steele’s goal in the 13th minute was on the game’s first shot. She re­ceived a pass from Olivia Auer near the left post and poked the ball past Maggie Ti­tus (four saves).

Bryn Mawr’s first shot came in the 24th minute, but it was blocked by ju­nior de­fender Kylie Weiss.

Washington nearly dou­bled its lead in the 47th minute, but Ti­tus got some help

when Auer’s shot glanced off the left post.

Just sec­onds later, Do­man­ico de­nied Saman­tha Shaw on the Owls’ first shot on goal of the night.

It was all Bryn Mawr over the next 13 min­utes, de­fined by a flurry of five penalty cor­ners and a shot by Mary Cug­ini just in­side the scor­ing cir­cle in the 61st minute that re­quired a save by Do­man­ico.

Ti­tus kicked away a shot by Nicole Schroyer in the 65th minute to keep it a 1-0 game.

The Owls pulled Ti­tus in the 68th minute and sub­sti­tuted a “kick­ing back” as an ex­tra field player in an at­tempt to gen­er­ate more of­fense.

The move back­fired, how­ever, as Washington was awarded a corner with all but 20 sec­onds elapsed. The corner was played out, with Jenk­ins cap­i­tal­iz­ing on the scram­ble in front of a vul­ner­a­ble cage.

In be­tween the con­fer­ence vic­to­ries, WC dropped a

2-1 de­ci­sion to in­state ri­val St. Mary’s on Sept. 26. The night­time game was de­layed 92 min­utes due to light­ning in the area.

The sides played to a score­less draw at half­time.

Se­nior for­ward Clare Inger­soll of Chestertown had Washington’s goal, which pro­duced a tie in the 50th minute.

Se­nior Court­ney Mel­lon scored both goals for the Sea­hawks, who were out­shot, 10-7.

Fresh­man Gabrielle Corder of Sudlersville, the reign­ing North Bay­side Con­fer­ence player of the year, has started all eight games at mid­field for 4-4 St. Mary’s. She is a 2018 grad­u­ate of Queen Anne’s County High School.

NOTE: Se­nior goalie El­iz­a­beth Col­lyer of Rock Hall, a grad­u­ate of Kent County High School, has ap­peared in three games this sea­son (with one start) for McDaniel. Over­all, she has ap­peared in 23 games with eight starts.

PHOTO BY TR­ISH MCGEE

Washington se­nior Nicole Schroyer draws a host of McDaniel de­fend­ers in the first half of Sat­ur­day’s con­fer­ence field hockey game in Chestertown. She was an all-state mid­fielder for Kent Is­land High School.

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