O’Brien Scores Seven against Swarthmore

Carly O’Brien ’15 netted 7 goals to lead the Red Devils to a 19-10 vitory against Swarthmore.
Carly O’Brien ’15 netted 7 goals to lead the Red Devils to a 19-10 vitory against Swarthmore.


The women’s lacrosse team had their second consecutive split week as they won one of their two games. On Saturday, April 19, the Red Devils defeated Swarthmore College 12-11 to rebound from a 12-11 loss at McDaniel on Wednesday, April 16. At 4-3 in the conference, Dickinson sits in fifth place and will need to maintain their position in order to make the playoffs.

During the contest against McDaniel, the Green Terror jumped out in front of the Lady Devils, taking an early 4-2 lead. The Lady Devils went on a run late in the first half, as Carly O’Brien ’15 tallied two assists to Sydney Stern ’16 and Caroline Clancy ’16, as Dickinson went into the break only down one goal, 7-6.

Jennifer Morrissey ’16 scored quickly to open the second half, and tie the game at 7-7, but then the Green Terror scored three unanswered goals to push the score to 10-7. The Devils would play from behind the rest of the game, but had a chance to send the game to overtime during the final minutes of regulation. The last shot of the game was the only shot in which the Devils did not put on goal the entire contest, and the Devils lost a heartbreaker on the road to the McDaniel Green Terror.

The Red Devils women’s lacrosse team returned to Carlisle to take on the Swarthmore College Garnet at Biddle field on Saturday afternoon, looking to bounce back from the toughest loss of the season at the hand of McDaniel. On a beautiful Senior Day, Carly O’Brien would steal the show. O’Brien scored seven goals, and handed out an additional two assists on the day, as she earned Red Devil Sports Network’s player of the game honors. The Red Devils took control of the game midway through the first half by going on a 6-0 run (three of which were scored by O’Brien) and took a 10-6 lead going into halftime. The second half would go as well as the first did for the Red Devils, as they would score nine goals to the Garnet’s four, and play 10 minutes of lockdown defense to close out an important 19-10 Centennial Conference victory.

Sophomore attack Jennifer Morrissey commented on this most recent week of play. “This past weekend we played Swarthmore, which is always a great game.  The team really came together and pulled out a great win,” said Morrissey. “Carly O’Brien had a great game leading us with 7 goals and our defense held strong in key moments.  We have two more conference games before tournament time against Muhlenburg and F and M.  So this week we are just working on the little things that we need to be successful the rest of the week.”

The Red Devils return to the field by hosting Muhlenberg on Wednesday, April 23, before concluding the regular season at Franklin & Marshall on Saturday,  April 26.