Wesleyan Falls to No. 13 Hamilton, 11-2

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University women's lacrosse team dropped a tough NESCAC matchup Saturday afternoon to No. 13 Hamilton College at Smith Field, 11-2.

RECORDS
Wesleyan: 1-2, 0-2 NESCAC
Hamilton: 2-1, 1-1 NESCAC

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Continentals outscored the Cardinals 5-1 in the first half, and followed up with a 6-1 second half.
  • Wesleyan held an 11-9 lead in ground balls and an 11-4 advantage in draw controls, but Hamilton applied more pressure offensively and outshot the Cardinals 22-15.
  • Dana Mitchell '18 and Caroline Sgaglione '19 scored Wesleyan's only goals. For Sgaglione, it marked the first of her collegiate career. Rachel Aronow '17 dished out an assist and now has four on the season for a total of a team-high six points.
  • Hamilton was led by Morgan Fletcher and Casey File. Fletcher scored a game-high three goals, and File scored two and dished out an assist. Meg Cahill and Kara Pooley each scored two goals as well, while Darby Philbrick and Hattie Duke added one a piece. Goalie Hannah Burrall made eight saves in net.

FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hamilton got on the board early when File scored just 20 seconds into regulation.
  • Just over a minute later, Pooley found the back of the net off an unassisted marker.
  • The Continentals would score the first five goals of the game until Mitchell put Wesleyan on the board at the 6:58 mark. She was unassisted on the goal.
  • Neither team would score the rest of the way as the visitor's held a 5-1 lead at the break.

SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Continentals scored the first three goals of the second half. Much like the first, they got on the board early as File tacked on a free position score at the 28:47 mark.
  • Wesleyan cut the deficit to six when Aronow connected with Sgaglione with 16:40 to play.
  • However, three more Hamilton goals would lead to a decisive 11-2 victory.

UP NEXT

  • Wesleyan is back in action Tuesday, March 15 for a non-conference matchup against Haverford at 5 p.m.
  • Hamilton heads to Florida for a neutral site NESCAC game against Bowdoin scheduled for 7 p.m.