Women’s lacrosse escapes Baltimore with 10-8 win over Notre Dame (Md.)

Photo by Gary Emeigh
Photo by Gary Emeigh

BALTIMORE – The Wesley College women's lacrosse team survived a late comeback attempt from the Notre Dame (Md.) Gators to pick up a 10-8 road win on Saturday and stretch their season-opening winning streak to three games.

Wesley and Notre Dame traded goals to start the game. Fallon Fore and Maddison Cypher teamed up for Wesley's first two goals of the game.

With the game tied at two, Wesley put away four unanswered goals in the middle part of the first half to take a 6-2 lead on Notre Dame. The Gators netted a goal with four minutes left in the first half to go into the halftime break cutting the Wesley lead to 6-3.

In the second half, Notre Dame tied up the game at eight with 16 minutes left in the half. Wesley took advantage of Notre Dame penalties and tallied a pair of man-up goals to survive the Notre Dame push.

Fallon Fore tallied six goals to lead all scorers. Fore also scooped up eight ground balls and caused four turnovers.

Maddison Cypher assisted on four of Fore's goals in the first half and added a goal of her own in the second half. Brianna Bacon, Francesca Benitez and Bailey Grey each chipped in with a goal in the win. Benitez picked up five ground balls and caused four turnovers.

Kathleen Martin and Alexis Galloway recorded four ground balls respectively for the Wolverines.

Shelby Schirmer stopped seven shots in goal to collect her third win of the season.

The Wolverines (3-0) will return to Drass Field at Scott D. Miller Stadium on Tuesday when they host the Centenary (N.J.) Cyclones. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.