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Women's Lacrosse: Knights Get First Win, 16-7 Over Erie

Photo by Matt Ryan.
Photo by Matt Ryan.

Opponent: Erie Community College Kats
Score: CCBC Essex 16 Erie 7
Records: CCBC Essex (1-4, 0-3 Maryland JUCO) Erie (0-2)
Location: Rosedale, Md.

Recap by Matt Ryan

1st Half

  • Erie won the opening draw, which led Courtney Guzda to take the first shot of the game, wide left, within the first minute of play.
  • Kirsten Jackson had the Knights first shot on goal at 2:20 in to the game.
  • The Knights first goal came at 2:41 Calixta Eraso, assisted by Alexis Corbitt-Fennekohl.
  • The Knights struck again quickly, just 36 seconds later, with a goal by Ashley Alberts.
  • At 4:18, Haley Workmeister scored her first goal of the day and Corbitt-Fennekohl had her second assist of the game to put the Knights ahead 3-0
  • The Knights midfield continued its pressure on the Kats, causing turnovers and shutting down transitions.
  • Erin Moran scored 7:15 into the first half, as Corbitt-Fennekohl picked up her third assist in the game.
  • At 11:05 in the game Workmeister scored her second goal.
  • Francesca Gray scored her first collegiate goal at 13:07 to give the Knights a 6-0 lead.
  • Eraso tallied her second goal of the game at 13:52.
  • The Kats first goal came at 16:11 by Zoelle Wheeler.
  • The Knights struck again at 25:27 when Moran got her second goal of the game.
  • Less than two minutes later, the Kats' Maria Blasio scored to make it a six-goal deficit at 8-2.
  • The Knights capped the first half scoring at 29:23, as Workmeister completed her hat trick and the Knights took a 9-2 lead into the break.

2nd Half

  • CCBC Essex struck first in the second half. Workmeister netted her fourth goal at 1:51, assisted by Corbitt-Fennekohl who picked up her fourth assist of the day.
  • Knights' fans didn't wait long for another goal, as Alberts got her second of the game just 14 seconds later to make it 11-2.
  • Down by nine, the Kats refused to throw in the towel.
  • Samantha Ciambor scored at the six-minute mark in the second half.
  • At 7:45, Moran put the Knights back up by nine with her third goal, assisted by Tiana Hapsis.
  • Erie Scored again at 9:32, this time by Mackenzie Neary.
  • Then 12 seconds later, Guzda, scored her for the Kats to make it 12-5.
  • At 13:14, Alberts scored her third goal of the game.
  • Erie kept fighting and scored again at 19:48 as Neary got her second goal of the game.
  • Already with four assists, Corbitt-Fennekohl scored her first goal of the game at 20:47 to finish the game with five points.
  • Guzda scored Erie's last goal at 21:07 to make it 14-7.
  • At 27:24, Gray picked up her second and at 29:07, Alberts tallied her fourth goal of the game.
Quotes and Notes
  • Eraso played Saturday's game despite feeling under the weather…with two goals against Erie, she leads the team with nine.
  • Workmeister has added a much needed spark to the Knights since making her season debut on March 21 against Howard. The freshman has scored four goals in both games she has played and is second on the team with eight. "I just think that everyone was looking for the open cutter," Workmeister said. "I didn't really drive and take [the shots]. I just got good passes."
  • Alberts joined Workmeister in the "Four Goal Club" on Saturday and now has six for the season. One of the biggest parts of her game is definitely her quickness. "It's really a good component I have because I'm not the tallest player," Alberts said. "So using speed to get into position really helps."
  • Corbitt-Fennekohl was all over the field on Saturday, finishing with a game-high five points on a goal and four assists.
  • Hapsis won better than 60% of her draws against Erie, including going 8-for-12 in the first half.
  • Moran's three goals against Erie gives her six on the season, good enough for third on the team. A welcomed change after sitting last season due to injury: "It feels really good because I'm actually able to run and play sports," Moran said. "And it feels good to be scoring again."

Odd history

On the same date in 2014, the Knights defeated Erie at home 20-6. In the game, the Knights now head coach, Emily McBee, scored three goals in route to her second NJCAA All-American season. 

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