Lacrosse Teams Fall at Home to WashingtonSaturday, March 31, 2012 - page 3
The Mules’ only lead was 1-0, but they were within a goal or two for
And unlike Wednesday’s loss to Haverford, in which a one-goal halftime deficit turned into an 18-11 loss, the Mules stayed close the whole way, eventually tying the score at 15-15 on back-to-back goals by junior Alex Bellini with 11:04 left in the second half.
Washington (6-3, 2-1) scored the next two goals, but Muhlenberg again closed to within one on a goal by freshman Stephanie Umbach with 5:11 to play.
The Shorewomen won the ensuing draw and played keepaway until about two-and-a-half minutes remained, when the Mules began going after the ball aggressively. Twice a Muhlenberg player checked the ball out of a stick, but both times Washington recovered the ball.
Finally, with just under a minute to play, senior Sarah Hetrick forced a turnover, giving the Mules a last chance to tie. But Muhlenberg (4-4, 0-4) could not get a shot off at the other end before turning the ball over.
Sophomore Michelle Certosimo had a team-high seven points, recording six assists for the second time in four games. She also notched nine draw controls, one short of the school record.