ASTON, Pa. – Despite scoring the game's first four goals, Wesley College's women's lacrosse team could not hold on as Neumann University defeated the Wolverines, 11-10, Friday night. Wesley drops to 1-2 on the season while the Knights remain unbeaten at 3-0.
Alyssa Prudente matched her career-high with seven points on five goals and two assists while Jen Jacobs beat the goalkeeper four times on the day. Prudente also reached seven points on March 26, 2011 in a win over Hood after tallying six goals and an assist.
Defensively, the Navy & White recorded a season-high 39 ground balls, led by goalkeeper Alyssa Batty's eight. Batty also made 17 saves and a team-high two caused turnovers on the day. Elizabeth Groom and Franklin also scooped up six ground balls while Jorden Lutz recorded five and both Cornog and Prudente had four. Cornog also tallied five draw controls.
Wesley jumped out in front early as Prudente scored three of the team's first four goals in the first eight minutes and 24 seconds to take a 4-0 lead. Prudente also assisted on Jacobs' early goal which had given Wesley a three-goal lead.
After a Neumann score, Jacobs and Prudente scored back-to-back goals which gave the Wolverines a 7-2 lead with 11:48 left in the first half. The five-goal advantage was Wesley's largest at any time this season, but it was short lived as Neumann went on a 3-1 run to end the period.
Up 8-5 at the half, Wesley allowed the Knights to score two quick goals in the second before a Jacobs' goal stopped the bleeding at the 19:50 mark.
The Knights responded with a score of their own but Jacobs once again found the back of the net and gave the Wolverines a 10-8 advantage with 15:07 left in regulation.
Neumann was able to tie the score at ten with 3:44 left to play, and with 1:07 remaining, the Knights took its first lead of the game which resulted in the 11-10 final score.