COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Ursinus College women’s lacrosse team won its Centennial opener on Saturday, downing McDaniel 7-4.
The Bears (5-2, 1-0 Centennial) led by as many as six with 10:25 left, before McDaniel scored three goals in the final 6:31.
For Ursinus, senior midfielder Elizabeth Cannon (Garrison, N.Y./James I. O’Neil) finished with two goals and three assists, while junior attack Lindsay Urban (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) had two goals.
Ursinus took an early 1-0 lead with 17:54 left as sophomore midfielder Kim Peifer (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) scored on a free position shot. McDaniel tied the score at 1-all when freshman midfielder Paige Messersmith scored on an assist from senior attack Sarah Mintz with 13:32 left.
The Bears then went on a 6-0 scoring run to put the game out of reach. Cannon scored her first goal of the game at 8:38 off of an assist from senior attack Amy Sezack (Mount Laurel, N.J./Lenape) for a 2-1 lead. Junior midfielder Emily Hummel (Lumberton, N.J./Moorestown Friends) then scored on a Cannon assist with 6:33 left for a 3-1 lead, followed by a Cannon assist on a goal from junior midfielder Allison Furman (Glibertsville, Pa./Boyertown) with 2:04 left for a 4-1 lead at intermission.
In the second half, Urban scored her first goal of the game just 2:22 in on a free position shot for a 5-1 lead. The lead increased to 6-1 with 17:33 left as Cannon scored unassisted. The final goal of the run came from Urban with 10:25 left on an assist from Cannon.
In goal, senior goalkeeper Alex McBride (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) made 11 saves. Furman finished with three groundballs, while senior defender Cindy Taylor (Schwenksville, Pa./Boyertown) had three caused turnovers.
Ursinus will host Haverford on Wednesday night.