HARTFORD, Conn. – The ninth-ranked Wesleyan women's lacrosse team scored five unanswered goals to close out the game Tuesday night as it defeated No. 12 Trinity on the road, 14-6.
The Cardinals, who were led by Abby Manning's six goals, opened the game on a 3-0 run and never looked back. They improved to 10-2 overall and 5-2 in NESCAC play. Lilianna Khosrowshahi and Annie Lyman scored two goals apiece for the Bantams who dropped to 8-3 and 4-3.
- It took less than four minutes for Wesleyan to get on the board as Manning scored the first goal of the game at the 26:18 mark.
- The Cardinals scored twice more in the next two minutes to extend the lead, which they would hold for the remainder of the game.
- Trinity snapped the Wesleyan run with its first goal of the game at the 20:14 mark, however, the visitors responded with back-to-back goals with 17:50 and 17:09 on the clock to go ahead by four, 5-1.
- The Bantams cut the deficit to three following a free position goal by Lyman to make it 6-3, but Wesleyan closed out the half on a 2-0 run. With only seven seconds remaining, Abigail Horst found the back of the net on a free position attempt to give the Cardinals an 8-3 halftime advantage.
- The home team came out strong in the second half, scoring the first two goals and capping off a 3-1 run at the 17:54 mark to get within three.
- However, the Bantams would not score again as Wesleyan closed out the game with a 5-0 run. Manning and Caitlin Wood scored twice during the stretch while Emi Ogden-Fung added another goal.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Horst, Ogden-Fung and Wood all scored twice for the Cardinals, while Sydney Prokupek and Johanna Copeland scored once. Prokupek also recorded an assist. Horst led the team with four draw controls, Breanna Cavanaugh and Caroline Sgaglione led the team with three caused turnovers each, and Cavanaugh had a game-high four ground balls. Goalie Allegra Grant made 12 saves in net.
- Trinity also received goals from Katrina Angelucci and Kendall Milligan. Sydney Bell led all players with seven draw controls and had a team-high three ground balls, and Jen Durocher caused a game-high five turnovers.
- Wesleyan was an incredible 7-10 on free position shots while Trinity went 3-8.
- Wesleyan is back in action on Saturday, April 13 and will host No. 14 Bowdoin on Senior Day beginning at 12 p.m.