NORTH CANTON, Ohio – For one half, the West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team was poised for an upset over the Walsh Cavaliers today in non-conference action.
Wesleyan trailed at the half by just one, at 7-6, but was outscored by a 13-4 margin in the second half.
The Lady Bobcats wound up dropping a 20-10 contest.
Walsh scored the first two goals of the game but Madison Duvall put Wesleyan on the board at the 24:18 mark with an unassisted goal.
After Walsh increased their lead to 4-1, Natalie Schaffner tallied a goal with Maria Seager getting the assist and 30 seconds later, Duvall scored another unassisted goal to make it a 4-3 contest with 21:32 remaining in the first half.
Walsh scored two in a row, but Wesleyan countered with two of their own.
Lubic's goal made it a 6-5 game with 9:49 left in the half.
A minute later, Walsh scored to go up 7-5 but Duvall wrapped up the first-half scoring with a goal at the 4:54 mark. The assist went to Quevedo.
That made it a 7-6 game going into the intermission.
Lubic scored a short-handed goal for Wesleyan just 49 seconds into the first half to deadlock the game at 7-7 as Quevedo was credited with the assist.
It went south for Wesleyan after that as Walsh scored six straight over the next nine minutes for a 13-7 lead.
Lubic ended the run with a goal at the 20:36 mark with the assist going to Schaffner.
Walsh though countered with five unanswered goals to open up an 18-8 lead.
Hannah Antonelli scored on a free position shot at the 9:21 mark, and after a Walsh goal, Seager tallied an unassisted goal with 5:40 left.
Walsh wrapped up the scoring with a goal at the 2:20 mark.
Lubic paced the offense with three goals and an assist while Duvall also recorded three goals.
Walsh owned a 33-29 margin in shots and a 30-18 advantage in shots-on-goal
Wesleyan keeper Alexus Bonner recorded 10 saves.
Walsh improved to 5-1 overall
Wesleyan dropped to 1-5 overall.
The Lady 'Cats will return home Tuesday when they entertain Slippery Rock (Pa.) at 4 p.m.