College notebook: spring is in full bloom

CHESTERTOWN — Washington College’s softball team is 2-3-1 heading into spring break after being swept by host Lynchburg on Saturday, 7-0 and 9-1.

Washington pulled back the curtain Feb. 27 at home with a doubleheader against Marymount. The locals won the first game, 10-6, and rallied for a 2-2 tie in the nightcap that was called after five innings because of darkness.

Senior outfielder Hannah Solge became the 28th player in program history to reach 100 career hits with her run-scoring triple to the center field fence in the second inning of game one.

Sophomore Gracelyn Goforth’s one-out grand slam in the home half of the first inning gave the Shore ladies a lead they never lost in the opener.

Goforth (3-for-6) drove in two more runs with a one-out double to left-center in the last of the fourth.

Senior Lexi Barnhart picked up the win, spacing out six runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. Her line included two walks and two strikeouts.

Junior Gen Kozub pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, issuing three walks and giving up one hit.

Washington fell behind early in game two, 2-0, after Jaclyn Burch’s solo home run in the top of the second.

The Shore ladies dented the scoreboard in the last of the fourth on Becca Foulk’s two-out double to left-center that scored Mia Mavoides.

In the last of the fifth with the bases loaded and two away, Julia Guzman scored the tying run on a wild pitch. Barnhart walked to extend the inning, but the next batter grounded out to end the game — leaving Solge (single) representing the winning run at third.

Sophomore Brynn Balliet (three strikeouts) went the distance in the circle for Washington, scattering three hits and a walk.

Both Marymount runs were earned.

Kent County High School graduate Maddy Kendall, a junior from Galena, has appeared in all six games with three starts at first base this season. She’s had three hits, drawn four walks and scored two runs.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Shore ladies are headed to Kissimmee, Florida for 10 games over spring break, March 10-15.


CHESTERTOWN — The college’s sailors won the Tom Noble Team Race to open their spring season on Saturday, heading the six-school regatta on the Chester River.

Evan Clayton was a winner in his debut as the locals’ head coach.

What was scheduled as a two-day regatta was limited to just one day because there was not enough wind for racing on Sunday.

Conditions on Saturday were challenging as there was a steady rain with an easterly breeze of about 5 knots.

Host Washington went 7-2. Queen’s (6-3) was the runner-up on criteria over Drexel (6-3). Princeton I and Princeton II had identical 4-5 records to place fourth and fifth, respectively, and Delaware (0-9) rounded out the fleet.

Washington’s skippers were seniors Kennedy Jones and Matthew Collinson, junior Joseph Bonacci, and freshmen Austin Latimer and Patrick Tis. Crew were senior Laurel Krause, sophomores Rachel Morgen and Mia Snyder, and freshman Nora Ciak.

The Shore sailors will return to Chestertown in two weeks, March 16-17, for another Washington Team Race.


CHESTERTOWN — The Shoremen nine are still looking for their first win after being swept by Catholic on Sunday, 10-6 and 12-4.

Washington never led in either game.

Sophomore second baseman Ty Everitt, who went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the opener, is batting a team-leading .316. He has started all six games for the Shoremen.

Senior first baseman Logan Yi, freshman third baseman Zach Stolze and freshman center fielder Pete Kokinis also have started all six games.

WHAT’S NEXT: Washington is home Tuesday, March 5 against Wilson for one nine-inning game. The first pitch is at 3 p.m.

Wilson is 3-0 after sweeping Alfred on Sunday, 10-7 and 9-4.

Senior outfielder Peyton Taylor, a Kent County High School graduate, has started all three games for the Phoenix. He is batting .500 (6-for-12 with two doubles) with two RBI and two runs scored.

In the 5-4 season-opening victory at Hood on Feb. 27, Taylor had a pair of hits and scored what held up to be the winning run in the top of the ninth after leading off with a single.

Washington is scheduled to play eight games in Florida over spring break, March 10-16.


CHESTERTOWN — The women’s lacrosse team opened with four wins in a row for first-year head coach Meghan Keelan Lewis.

The 4-0 start included a 14-13 overtime thriller at Stevenson on Feb. 24 and a 15-8 win at home against Mary Washington on Feb. 28 when senior defender/midfielder Abby Laubach became the 35th player in program history to total 100 points.

Laubach (63-39-102) likely would have reached that milestone sooner had her 2023 season not ended early because of injury.

Senior attacker Ashley Devlin (55-54-109) collected her 100th point in the 15-13 win at St. Mary’s on Feb. 21.

Senior attacker Morgan Sutherland (68-49-117) reached that milestone in the 2023 regular-season finale against Centennial Conference foe McDaniel.

No. 5-ranked Salisbury (4-0) handed Washington its first loss here Saturday, March 2 on the Kibler pitch, 19-5. The spread was 12-1 at halftime.

WHAT’S NEXT: Washington travels for its next four games before returning home against No. 2-ranked Gettysburg on March 30.

The Shore ladies open Centennial Conference play March 23 at Ursinus.


FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Kohl Perkins’ 6-3, 6-4 sweep at second singles clinched Washington’s 4-3 triumph over Averett in men’s tennis on Feb. 18.

The match was played at Mary Washington, the day after the nationally ranked Eagles (5-1) defeated the Shoremen, 8-1.

Washington (1-1) and Averett (0-2) played for a single point in doubles, which Averett earned by winning at two and three.

Washington came out on top after winning four of the six singles matches, in this order: All-American Karl Hoegstedt at one, 6-3, 6-1; Tichi Chialva at five, 6-1, 7-6 (4); Aaradith Ravichandran at three, 6-4, 6-1; and Perkins to clinch the match.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Shoremen travel to Salisbury on Wednesday, March 6 before embarking on their spring trip to Orlando, Florida, March 12-14.


MADISON, N.J. —  Shorthanded Washington, despite forfeiting at third doubles and sixth singles, picked up its first win in women’s tennis Feb. 23 at Drew, 5-4.

Washington won at first and second doubles with the duos of Eva Kading-Soleil Namunyola, 8-0, and Carrie Lord-Piper Sartison, 8-5.

Also for Washington, Isabella Sorghegui, Kading and Lord won their singles matches.

Lord clinched the Shore ladies’ team victory with a straight-set win at five.

WHAT’S NEXT: Washington is home Wednesday, March 6 against Salisbury.

The locals will play one match (March 12) in Orlando, Florida during spring break.

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