Makenzi Lewellyn (9) had an assist for the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats in their opener with Lake Erie (Pa.). (Photo courtesy of Lori Woods)

Wesleyan lacrosse falls in opener to Lake Erie, 14-8

BUCKHANNON — Lake Eerie College traveled to snowy Cebe Ross Field for West Virginia Wesleyan’s home opener Sunday and defeated the Lady Bobcats 14-8.

Lake Eerie got in the first goal on a free position shot by Madelyn Goodrich at 12:21 in the first quarter and she added a second goal on a second free position shot less than 30 seconds later to put the Storm up 2-0. But Wesleyan’s Talia Berardo got the Lady Bobcats on the board with her first goal of the season at 10:31. Lake Eerie added two more goals before the end of the first on scores by Shannon Smith with 7:17 remaining and Brooke McNeal with a minute left in the quarter, both free position shots.

The Lady Bobcats quickly got a point closer in the second quarter on a free position shot by Kaitlyn Canby just 34 seconds in, but Lake Erie’s McNeal erased it with a goal at 11:40. McNeal added her third goal of the game at 8:42 to put the Storm up 6-2.

Wesleyan turned on the jets to notch two quick goals by Erin Mobley (6:31) and Canby (4:18) and the momentum changed for a short time until the Storm’s Cynthia Saxby snapped a shot passed Bobcat keeper Gabriella Gomez to put her team up 7-4 with 44 seconds before the half.

Wesleyan fell far behind in the third quarter as Lake Eerie scored six goals to Wesleyan’ lone point (Canby at 3:00) but the Lady Bobcats scratched out a three-goals-to-one advantage in the final 15 minutes on scores by Berardo (13:29 and 6:04) and Canby (8:22).

Wesleyan next hosts Malone University Saturday, Feb. 24. The game begins at 1 p.m.


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