Wesleyan Falls to No. 20 Colby on the Road, 12-6

Photo by Lianne Yun '18
Photo by Lianne Yun '18

THE BASICS:

Score: Colby 12, Wesleyan 6
Records: Wesleyan (6-3, 2-2 NESCAC); Colby (5-3, 3-2 NESCAC)
Location: Waterville, Maine
Date: Sunday, April 2
Time: 12 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University women's lacrosse team lost a difficult NESCAC matchup to No. 20 Colby College on the road Sunday, 12-6.

FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS:
  • The game went back-and-forth early with both teams exchanging goals in the opening minutes.
  • Colby got on the board first at the 25:41 mark, and a free-position goal from Emma Richards '20 roughly five minutes later (20:49) evened the score at 2-2.
  • The Mules went on a 3-0 run from the 19:37 mark to 15:43 off two goals from Sasha Fritts.
  • Meredith Smith '17 cut the deficit to two with 12:48 to play in the half before the home team scored two unanswered to go ahead, 7-3.
  • With 3:17 left on the clock, Abigail Horst '19 found the back of the net to get Wesleyan within three at the break.

SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Mules pulled away in the second half with a 4-0 run capped off at the 14:03 mark.
  • Liana Mathias '17 scored the first Cardinal goal of the half on a free position shot with 10:46 to play, but Emilie Klein responded less than two minutes later to put the home team up 12-5.
  • Rachel Aronow '17 scored the final goal of the game in the closing seconds (0:15).

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Horst led Wesleyan with two goals and three draw controls, while Caroline Sgaglione '19 led the defense with three caused turnovers. Mathias and Leah Giacalone '17 each recorded two ground balls. Grace McCann '17 was credited with the loss in net, as she made nine saves in 51:05 minutes of action.
  • Colby was led by Fritts' game-high five points (3g, 2a), while Lexie Perticone added two goals and two assists, and Maddie Hatch scored twice and registered one assist. Kendall Smith added two goals as well, and Georgia Lubrano led the team with three caused turnovers. Izzy Scribano made nine saves between the posts for the Mules.
  • Wesleyan held an 11-8 advantage in draw controls.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals are back in action Wednesday, April 5 and will host Little Three rival Amherst beginning at 6 p.m.

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