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Lacrosse Lady ‘Cats suffer a pair of home losses over the weekend

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s lacrosse team fell in a pair of home outings this weekend. On Saturday morning, they lost a 20-2 decision to Quincy then opened up MEC play Sunday with Notre Dame and fell, 24-2.

On Saturday against Quincy, the Hawks got 35 shots compared to Wesleyan’s 15 and forced the Lady Bobcats into 20 turnovers.

The Hawks struck first, scoring just a minute and a half into the game. Quincy would move fast in the first quarter, scoring goal after goal, including two in a 15 second span. After one quarter of play, Quincy led 8-0 after getting 19 shots off.

The Lady Bobcats were only able to get six shots off once again as the Quincy defense was all over them in the first half. WVWC held Quincy to five shots but surrendered four goals, trailing 12-0 at halftime.

Wesleyan was held scoreless in the third quarter, still struggling to get many shots. The Hawks put up another four goals in the quarter as their offense slowed down, only getting six shots. Quincy led 16-0 going into the final quarter.

The first goals of the game for Wesleyan came in the fourth as Yuka Mizuide and Reese Hutson found the back of the net. Quincy scored four goals in the quarter for the third-straight quarter. The final quarter was the best quarter for the Lady Bobcats with their two goals and five shots, tying the Hawks in shots for the quarter. As time expired, Quincy left with a 20-2 win.

The Hawks were led by Danielle Robinson’s seven goals and two assists. In total, 10 different Hawks scored at least one goal. Madi Whiting Wagner had seven saves after coming in at the start of the second half.

Mizuide and Hutson both scored for the Lady Bobcats and they both led the team in shots with three each. Gabriella Gomez had 10 saves on the day.

In Sunday’s battle with Notre Dame, the Falcons had 42 shots as the Lady Bobcats only got four shots off. WVWC turned it over 19 times with NDC turning it over just seven times.

The Falcons came out and ran their offense slowly but it worked to perfection, scoring the first goal of the game at the 12:09 mark of the first quarter. Notre Dame scored three more goals until Makenzi Lewellyn put the Lady Bobcats on the board, trimming the NDC lead to 4-1. The Falcons netted another goal before the end of the quarter to take a 5-1 lead into the second quarter.

Notre Dame really kicked it into gear in the second, not allowing a single shot from the Lady Bobcats and scoring eight goals on 13 shots. WVWC was forced into six turnovers in the quarter and the Falcons took a 13-1 lead into the break.

Lewellyn scored her second goal of the game at the 10:14 mark as NDC led 14-2. The Falcons scored five more goals before the third quarter ended, leading 19-2 after three quarters of play.

NDC continued their offensive attack in the fourth quarter, scoring five goals on just seven shots. They held the Bobcats to just two shots and turned them over three times. The Falcons left with the 24-2 win, earning the MEC win.

Jamira Mashore led the offensive attack for the Falcons, scoring four goals and handing out four assists. Eleven Falcons scored at least one goal while three of those Falcons scored three.

Lewellyn had both goals for the Lady Bobcats. Gomez recorded nine saves for the day.

Up Next For The Lady Bobcats
Wesleyan will be at home once again in MEC action on Wednesday against Frostburg State at 3 p.m.

Quincy Boxscore

Notre Dame Boxscore

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