Women's Lacrosse Improves to 3-0 after Defeating Wilkes, 17-12

Photo by Kai Lee
Photo by Kai Lee

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – The Wolverines' offense proved stronger than the Colonels' defense to give Wesley their third win of the season, 17-12.

The Wolverines took control of the game early with a goal from Kassie Dieter assisted by Lindsey Lurz, in the first minute of play. The Colonels quickly answered back with a goal of their own for a tied game, 1-1. 

Kaila Hindt was next to score off a free position shot, giving Wesley a two-point lead.

Emily Caldarelli's tough defense caused the Colonels to lose the ball, allowing Catherine Bennett to find the ground ball and score.

Wilkes' offense picked up and scored the next two goals, putting the Colonels back within one. 

The next five-minutes of the game, both teams went back and forth with failed clear attempts and turnovers. Dieter ended this scoring drought by taking the ball to the back of the net, bringing the score to 5-3 at the 14:30 mark. 

Hindt scored again off a free position shot, giving the Wolverines a three-point lead, 6-3. 

After four minutes of great defense from both teams, Hindt was able to cause a turnover and get the ball to Hanna Giaccone, who went one on one with the Wilkes' defense, and took the ball straight to the net to score, 7-4. 

Wilkes' next two goals would come from free position shots. 

With less than three minutes left in the first half, Bennett and Giaccone found Dieter who scored twice before the end of the first half. Wesley led at the half, 9-6. 

Soon into the second half, back to back free position shots, first from Lurz and then from Bennett, gave Wesley a larger lead, 11-7.

Wesley and Wilkes took 16 shots each the second half but that was not enough for the Colonels as the Wolverines pulled off the win, 17-12. 

Dieter led the team with six goals off only eight shots. Hindt notched three goals, two of which came from free position shots. 

Lurz and Bennett each scored three goals and passed for a total of three assists. Caldarelli led the defense with four ground balls and three caused turnovers. 

In the net, Katelyn Porter made eight saves to improve to 3-0 on the season.

The Wolverines will head to Keystone College on Saturday March 7th to take on the Giants. The game is set to begin at 1 pm.