Women’s Lacrosse Remains Perfect at Home

Alyssa Prudente
Alyssa Prudente

DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's women's lacrosse team remains unbeaten at home after defeating Penn State-Abington, 16-8 on Saturday afternoon.  The Wolverines (3-2) are 3-0 at Scott D. Miller Stadium this season and their 16 goals were a season-high.

Alyssa Prudente, Wesley's lone senior, had a career-day with 11 points on four goals and a career-high seven assists.  Prudente's seven assists is a new Wesley single-game record and she now ranks second all-time at Wesley with 46 career assists. Her 138 total points and 92 goals are both third in school-history.

Jen Jacobs also had her second-straight five-goal game and Jessica Franklin recorded her second hat trick of the season.

The Wolverines scored the first four goals of the game with Rylee Gould (2g, 1a) rattling the cage just 22 seconds in off a Prudente assist.  Gould's tally was followed up by Jacobs and two-straight by Prudente.  Both teams would trade goals the rest of the period and Wesley went into halftime with an 8-4 lead.

Sparked by a goal and three assists by Prudente, Wesley opened the second half on a 4-1 run over the first 10 minutes and 34 seconds to take a 12-5 advantage. 

After two goals apiece by both teams, Jessica Franklin scored her second and third goal of the game with 1:22 and 18 seconds, respectively, left in regulation to record Wesley's season-high mark.

Defensively, Wesley was led by Jorden Lutz and Tori Dunbar, who combined for seven of the Wolverines' 15 caused turnovers.  Lutz also had a team-high six ground balls while Nina Cornog and Kaylee Miller tallied 11 draw controls between them.

Alyssa Batty stopped eight shots in goal before being replaced by Katherine Cooke with 13:09 left in the second half.  Cooke made one save in her first 13-plus minutes of playing time this season.

Wesley is back in action on Monday when it hosts Centenary (N.J.) in a 4 pm draw.