Makenzi Llewellyn (9) looks for a shot against Davis & Elkins. (Lori Woods/My Buckhannon)

Wesleyan lacrosse ends year with 16-12 home loss to Davis & Elkins; will meet Frostburg State in MEC Tournament opener

BUCKHANNON — In one of the best all around games of the Lady Bobcats’ season, West Virginia Wesleyan came out on fire Saturday, both on the offensive and defensive sides, to give Davis and Elkins College all it could handle but fell 16-12 to end its regular season.

It was a back-and-forth pressure campaign for both teams throughout three quarters. The Senators took the early lead when Emelia Johnson scored two minutes in, then Makenzi Lewellyn tied it seconds later. Izzie Sevila put Davis and Elkins back up at the 6:22 mark then Talia Berardo tied it at 4:42, then put the Lady Bobcats up by one with 1:59 left in the first period. Erin Mobley gave the Lady ‘Cats a two-goal advantage a minute later.

Wesleyan gained its greatest point advantage in the second quarter when Lewellyn put the Lady Bobcats up 6-3 with 9:20 before the half but back came the Senators, scoring three consecutive to tie the score at 3:51, then took the lead just before the half when Ke’ya Stevens scored at 2:59.

The third quarter saw similar action with both sides trading goals until 4:14 when the game was tied for the last time at 10-10. The Senators rattled off six unanswered goals to take the advantage to the final whistle.

Goals for the Lady Bobcats were spread around with the team’s top three goals scorers Berardo (50), Mobley (38), and Lewellyn (17) with three scores each. Raveena Navalgund added two goals and Molly Knackstedt added one.

Wesleyan ends the season 4-12 and 1-7 in the Mountain East Conference. The earned the fourth seed in the upcoming MEC Tournament and will face top seed Frostburg State May 1 at 7 p.m.


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