Late Rally Not Enough For Women’s Lacrosse

Alyssa Batty
Alyssa Batty

DOVER, Del. – St. Mary's (Md.) scored the game's first six goals, and the deficit was too much for the Wesley College women's lacrosse team who fell to the Seahawks, 19-12, on Wednesday afternoon at Scott D. Miller Stadium.  The Wolverines are now 6-8 overall and 0-6 in the Capital Athletic Conference.

After going down, 6-0, Jen Jacobs and Nina Cornog scored two-straight goals for Wesley, cutting the deficit to 6-2 with 16:31 left in the first half.  Both teams would trade 2-0 runs with Jacobs scoring the final goal of the period with six seconds left.

The Seahawks (7-7, 3-3 CAC) went into the break up 10-5 but went on a 6-2 run to open the second half and went up 16-7 with 16:14 left to play.

Wesley would not go down without a fight; however, scoring the next five goals, forcing St. Mary's to make a goalie change at the 6:32 mark.  The Seahawks closed out the game on a 3-0 run, capped off with a free-position goal with 12 seconds remaining.

Alyssa Prudente scored a game-high five goals and added an assist for the Wolverines while Cornog, Jacobs and Jessica Franklin found the back of the net twice.  Tristin Burris also tickled the strings for Wesley and Cornog controlled a game-high eight draws.

Defensively, Alyssa Batty kept the Wolverines in the match by stopping a season-high 23 shots.  She also tallied a team-high six ground balls and tied Franklin, Jorden Lutz and Elizabeth Groom with a pair of caused turnovers.

A junior from Chalfont, Pa, Batty now has 487 career saves and is two away from tying Krista Roosa's (2002-03) school record.

Lauriann Parker led the Seahawks with seven points on four goals and three assists while Erin Shackelford and Emily Shafer also scored four times.  The Seahawks caused 18 of the Wolverines' 37 turnovers.  Wesley went just 14-28 on clear attempts.

The Wolverines return to action on Saturday, April 14, when they host Hood College at 2:30 pm in a CAC showdown.