BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Freshman Jen Jacobs (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) scored three of the final four goals of the game as Wesley College came from behind to defeat Moravian 15-14 in women's lacrosse action.
The Wolverines (4-2) trailed 14-11 after Moravian's (2-2) Maureen Helfers scored with 49:41 to play. Wesley's defense shut the Greyhounds out over the remainder of the contest, while the offense started a comeback.
Jacobs started the rally with back-to-back scores assisted by Stephanie Bailey (Kensington, Md./Walter Johnson) at 52:50 and at 55:26 with an assist from Sarah Bull (Hereford, Md./Baltimore Lutheran). Chelsea Buttacavoli (Brick, N.J./Marlboro) tied things up with a score with less than four and a half minutes left and Jacobs put in the game-winner at 56:46.
Wesley also used a big first half run to stay in the game early. Moravian led 3-0 before consecutive scores by Sarah Carman put the Wolverines down 5-0 less than 11 minutes into the game. After the squads traded scores, Wesley ripped off five straight to tie the game at 6-6 on a Katelyn Randes (Odenton, Md./Arundel) goal at 23:25. Jillian Pagliei scored twice before the end of the half as the Greyhounds carried an 8-7 lead into the half.
Wesley scored three of the first four goals of the second half and led 10-9 after a Bailey goal at 39:38. Allison Hess, however, scored three times in a 5-1 run Moravian spurt that set up Wesley's comeback.
Alyssa Batty (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West) made 26 saves in net for the Wolverines, coming up just one short of the school's single game record.
Jacobs finished with four goals, while Buttacavoli added three. Bailey and Randes added two apiece. Nina Cornog (Wilmington, Del./Concord) led the defense with five ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Hess and Pagliei finished with matching lines of four goals and an assist as the players tied for game-high honors with five points apiece. Pagliei added five ground balls, while Carman notched seven draw controls.
Courtney Rosenberg stopped 18 shots for the Greyhounds.
Wesley is idle for 11 days before hosting Marymount (Va.) in CAC action on March 27.