DOVER, Del. - After suffering a tough 12-11 loss on Friday afternoon, the Wesley College Women's Lacrosse team rebounded in a big way. The squad trounced College of Mount Saint Vincent, earning a 19-2 victory on Saturday afternoon at Drass Field.
Bailey Olds led the Wesley offense with 10 points, scoring three goals and dishing off seven assists. Foley Wassmuth, Francesca Benitez, and Fallon Fore each scored three goals as well. There were 10 different Wolverines with at least one goal and 11 different Wolverines that recorded at least one caused turnover. Ashley Luna led all Wolverine field players with four ground balls. Savannah Clough earned the win in net with 10 saves, two caused turnovers and four ground balls. The sophomore goalkeeper shut out the Dolphins in the second half.
The Wolverines and Dolphins traded goals in the first few minutes, but Wesley rattled off six straight scores to take a 7-1 lead with 14:24 to go in the first half. After a Mt. St. Vincent score off a free position shot, the Wolverine offense netted five more unanswered goals to take a 12-2 lead at the halftime whistle. The most exciting goal came just as the first half expired. The Navy and White moved the ball up the field, connecting a few passes from the defensive zone to the offensive zone. As time expired, Olds found Fore on the crease and the freshman quick-sticked the ball in as the buzzer sounded, making it 12-2 at the break.
In the second half, Wesley dominated in all aspects of the game. Savannah Clough and the Wesley defense held the Dolphins scoreless while Olds continued to work as the catalyst for the offense. The freshman dished out three more assists in the second half as Wesley netted seven unanswered to earn the 19-2 victory.
The Wolverines improve to 2-3 on the season and will return to action on March 12 when the team battles Capital Athletic Conference foe Christopher Newport University in both teams' conference opener.