Prudente Ties Assists Mark in Defeat

Alyssa Batty
Alyssa Batty

DOVER, Del. – Alyssa Prudente tied the school's all-time record for assists but it was not enough as the Wesley College women's lacrosse team dropped a 21-16 decision to Capital Athletic Conference rival Marymount on Wednesday afternoon at Scott D. Miller Stadium.  The Wolverines are now 4-5 overall and 0-3 in the CAC while the Saints improve to 2-5 and 1-1 in league play.

Needing just two dimes to match Leslie Cervenka's record, Prudente got her record-tying 56th career assist on a Jessica Franklin goal with 2:51 left in the first half, cutting Marymount's lead to 9-7. Prudente tallied a game-high six goals and two assists for eight total points and is one point from tying Jade Martin's school record of 167 points.

Jen Jacobs also tallied six points on three goals and three assists and Nina Cornog produced four goals and an assist for five points. Jacobs also eclipsed the 100-point mark for her career with an assist on Rylee Gould's goal with 14:21 left in the first period.

Franklin also pitched in offensively with a goal and two assists and Gould found the back of the net twice.

What kept Wesley in the game was the play of goalkeeper Alyssa Batty, who stopped 23 shots in the day.  Marymount outshot the Wolverines, 53-40 for the game. Jorden Lutz also played well defensively with six caused turnovers and three ground balls.

Marymount scored the game's first three goals before Prudente fed Jacobs in front of the net for Wesley's first goal with 24:32 left in the first period.  The Wolverines scored the half's final three goals, including back-to-back free-position goals by Prudente eight seconds apart to tie the game at 10 before the half.

Coming out of intermission, the teams traded goals but Marymount tacked on six-straight to open a 17-11 lead with 12:58 remaining in regulation. The Wolverines would cut the lead to five several times but would not get any closer.

Three Saints accounted for the bulk of their scoring as Tancy Weatherford (5g, 3a), Stephanie Flood (5g) and Taylor Johnson (4g) combined for 14 goals.  Megan McGuirk also tallied five points on two goals and three assists.