Lacrosse Team Cruises Past Charleston, 20-6

Lacrosse Team Cruises Past Charleston, 20-6

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team took advantage of their two-player advantage to cruise to a 20-6 victory over the short-handed University of Charleston Golden Eagles today in a Mountain East Conference battle.

Charleston arrived with only 10 players.

Wesleyan jumped into a quick 3-0 lead after five minutes of action when Natalie Schaffner scored once and Caitlyn Baicar tallied two goals.

After Charleston got on the board at the 22:59 mark, Wesleyan scored the next six goals.

During the run, Katie Kennedy scored twice with Kim Lubic, Schaffner, Madison Duvall and Darla Quevedo each getting a goal.

That gave Wesleyan a 9-1 lead.

Charleston scored the next two to cut the lead to 9-3, but Wesleyan put in three goals in the final minute of the first half.

Kennedy scored with 50 seconds remaining, Baicar found the back of the net with 13 seconds showing and Quevedo put in a goal after taking in a long pass from Baicar with two seconds remaining.

Wesleyan owned a 12-3 advantage at the break.

Schaffner, Samantha Pappas and Duvall scored the first three goals of the second half to increase the Wesleyan lead to 15-3.

Following a Charleston goal, the Lady Bobcats scored the next five goals with Lubic scoring twice and Quevedo, Duvall and Haley McGuffin each getting into the scoring act as Wesleyan upped their lead to 20-4.

Charleston scored the final two goals of the game to wrap up the scoring.

Wesleyan's offense was led by six players scoring three goals apiece – Baicar, Schaffner, Duvall, Lubic, Quevedo and Kennedy.

Baicar led the way with four ground balls while Duvall won six draw controls.

Lauren Granville and Madison Nock split time in the net for Wesleyan.

Granville turned away seven shots and Nock made one save.

Granville upped her record to 3-5.

The win improved the Lady Bobcats to 5-7 overall and evened their MEC mark at 2-2.

Wesleyan currently holds the fourth and final play-off spot in the MEC right now with two conference games remaining.

The Lady 'Cats will return to action at home this Sunday as they face UVa.-Wise at 11 a.m.

They will wrap up their regular season next Saturday at Urbana.


(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)