NEW LONDON, Conn. – Caitlin Wood '19 and Abigail Horst '20 scored five and four goals, respectively, to help lead the 14th-ranked Wesleyan University women's lacrosse to a 14-11 win over in-state NESCAC rival Connecticut College Wednesday night in the 2018 regular-season finale.
With the win, the Cardinals conclude the regular season with a 10-5 overall record and 6-4 NESCAC mark. The Camels' season comes to an end with a 4-11 record and 0-10 league ledger.
- It took just 11 seconds for Horst to find the back of the net, and 42 seconds later, Wood scored on a free position shot to give the visitor's an early 2-0 lead.
- Following a goal from Kate Bermingham, Horst and Wood scored back-to-back once again to go ahead 4-1 with 17:30 to play in the first.
- With 10:53 on the clock, the Camels trailed 6-2 but cut the deficit to two when Meghan Corcoran found the back of the net at the 7:58 mark and Jamie Navoni scored on a free position shot 49 seconds later.
- After both teams exchanged goals, Wood scored her fourth of the half with 2:23 to play as the Cardinals held an 8-5 halftime lead.
- Following a lightning delay, Conn. College came out hot to start the second and got within two once again as Corcoran found the back of the net twice in the opening minutes. Both goals were assisted by Kirby Heffrin.
- However, Wesleyan rallied with a 3-0 run as Sydney Prokupek '21 took advantage of a player-up opportunity to increase the visitors' lead to five with 14:06 remaining.
- The Camels outscored the Cardinals 4-2 in the final 12:52, but it wasn't enough as Wesleyan held on for the 14-11 victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Prokupek finished with two assists and one goal, and Emma Richards '20 scored once and registered an assist. Caroline Sgaglione '19 won 10 draw controls and secured five ground balls, and Allegra Grant '20 stopped six shots in net.
- Navoni led Conn. College with four goals and one assist, while Corcoran and Clara Bisson added three goals each and Heffrin dished out two assists. Navoni also led all players with four caused turnovers.
- Wesleyan outshot Conn. College, 27-19, and held an 18-9 advantage in draw controls.
- With a 6-4 NESCAC mark, the Cardinals claimed the No. 5 seed in the NESCAC Tournament and will play at No. 4 Bowdoin this Saturday, April 28 at 12 p.m. Bowdoin, Wesleyan and Trinity all finished with identical 6-4 records, but each went 1-1 in head-to-head matchups and had identical records against the top eight teams in the league, so a random action (names pulled out of a hat) was used to determine the seeds.