Lacrosse Team Goes Down Fighting to WJU In MEC Semis

Lacrosse Team Goes Down Fighting to WJU In MEC Semis

WHEELING – The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team left everything they had on the field in their Mountain East Conference tournament semi-final match-up with the host Wheeling Jesuit Lady Cardinals tonight at Bishop Schmitt Field.

The final score was 13-7 but the contest was a lot closer than the final score indicated.

Kim Lubic (pictured) gave Wesleyan a quick 1-0 lead after 70 seconds of action with an unassisted goal.

Wheeling Jesuit scored the next two over a two-minute period, but Wesleyan responded two goals of their own for a 3-2 lead.

Lubic scored her second goal of the game with the assist going to Katie Kennedy and Maria Seager tallied an unassisted goal for the scoring.

Wheeling Jesuit scored two more for a 4-3 lead but Madeline Gorzka tied the game at the 8:44 mark of the first half with an unassisted goal.

The Lady Cardinals scored the final two goals of the first half for a 6-4 lead at the intermission.

Wheeling Jesuit came out of the break and scored two minutes into the second half for a 7-4 advantage.

Seager scored again with another unassisted goal two minutes later to make it a 7-5 contest.

Over the next 19 minutes of action, Wheeling Jesuit scored three straight for a 10-5 advantage with seven minutes remaining.

Wesleyan kept fighting as Lubic tallied her third goal of the game at the 6:47 mark with the assist going to Madison Duvall.

Duvall scored her own goal a minute later to bring Wesleyan to within three, at 10-7, with 5:35 left in the contest.

Wesleyan though couldn't get any closer as Wheeling Jesuit scored the games' final three goals.

Wheeling Jesuit led in shots-on-goal by a 23-11 margin.

Wesleyan keeper Alexus Bonner turned away 10 shots.

The Lady Bobcats ended their year with a 4-11 record.

Shepherd defeated UVa.-Wise by an 17-6 score in the other semi-final clash today.

Wheeling Jesuit will play Shepherd Sunday at 1 p.m. for the MEC Championship.

 

(Photo courtesy of WJU SID Office)