HOBOKEN, N.J. – The 12th-ranked Wesleyan women's lacrosse team cruised to a commanding 16-3 win over non-conference foe Stevens Institute of Technology on Wednesday night.
Abby Manning led all players with six goals and one assist while Abigail Horst added four goals to help lead the Cardinals to their seventh win of the season (7-1). The Ducks received three goals from three different players as they dropped to 2-6 on the year.
- It took just one minute for the Cardinals to get on the board as Abigail Horst found the back of the net to give Wesleyan the early 1-0 lead, and the visitors would never look back.
- The Cardinals scored the first six goals of the game, with Horst scoring three of the six.
- Stevens ended the Wesleyan run at the 4:18 mark of the first half with a goal from Maeve McGovern. It proved to be the final score of the half as the Cardinals led 6-1 at the break.
- Wesleyan came out hot to start the second half, winning the opening draw and scoring just 39 seconds later.
- Abby Manning registered three consecutive goals in a span of 3:15.
- The visitors opened on a 4-0 run to expand their lead to 10-1.
- The Ducks snapped the run at the 23:26 mark, but Wesleyan responded with a 3-0 stretch.
- The Cardinals outscored Stevens 10-2 in the second half.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- In addition to Manning and Horst, Therese Mittleman scored twice, while Caitlin Wood, Sydney Prokupek, Allie Damren and Faith Haverty all recorded a goal, and Johanna Copeland and Rylee White dished out an assist each. Manning led all players with four draw controls, and Wood and Caroline Sgaglione caused three turnovers apiece.
- Kyra Bednarski led Stevens with two points (1g, 1a), two caused turnovers and two ground balls. Morgan Westerby recorded two caused turnovers as well and led the team with three draw controls.
- Wesleyan outshot the Ducks 34-16 and won 15-of-20 draw controls. The Cardinals were also 4-9 on free position shots while holding Stevens scoreless on five attempts.
- Wesleyan is back in action on Saturday, March 30 for a top-25 NESCAC showdown against No. 11 Colby. The game is scheduled to start at 12 p.m.