NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College women’s lacrosse team won, 12-11, over Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC) foe Chatham University at home Friday night.
Titan junior Emily D’Amico (Moon Township, PA / Moon Area) scored a game- and school-record eight goals, including the game-winner with 1:43 on the clock.
Chatham (2-5, 0-2 ORLC) started the game with a 4-0 lead with 25:04 on the clock. Westminster (1-4, 1-1 ORLC), however, responded with five-straight goals and took a 5-4 lead after D’Amico registered her third goal of the game with 9:11 remaining. Sophomore Bria Braddock (Beaver Falls, PA / Blackhawk) and sophomore Romie Schweickert (Hiram, OH / Crestwood) each had a goal during the Titan offensive run; the goal was Schweickert’s first of the season. The Cougars tied the game at five with a goal at the three-minute mark, however, sophomore Michaela Hays (Blairsville, PA / Blairsville) put the Titans back in front, 6-5, with a goal with 27 seconds left and the score remained the same at halftime.
In the second half, the Cougars took a 7-6 lead with 27:54 to play. Three ties ensued with the third coming at the 11:51 mark (9-9). Westminster scored two consecutive goals, taking its largest lead of the game, 11-9, after D’Amico found the back of the net with 8:33 to play. The Cougars answered with two-straight goals of their own, with the tying tally coming with 3:03 remaining. With under two minutes to play, D’Amico took advantage of a free position shot and scored the game-winner, her record-breaking eighth of the contest.
D’Amico totaled a school-record nine points with an assist in addition to her eight goals. Braddock had two goals and an assist.
Titan first-year goalkeeper Matalyn Holland (Pittsburgh, PA / Shaler Area) collected eight saves in a complete-game effort.
The Titans outshot the Cougars, 37-24, including 30-19 on-goal. Both teams had 15 groundballs. Westminster had a 14-10 advantage in draw controls and led in free position shots, 20-9. Braddock gathered in a game-high five groundballs, while first-year Marisa Keller (Canonsburg, PA / Canon-McMillan) had three.