Wesleyan lacrosse picks up first win after getting 17-14 road win at Alderson Broaddus

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team picked up their first win of the season Thursday at Alderson Broaddus 17-14. The Lady Bobcats put up a season-high 44 shots and forced 14 Battler turnovers in the win.

Wesleyan is now 1-10 on the season and 1-4 in the MEC.

The Battlers netted the first goal almost seven minutes into the game on a free position shot. Raveena Navalgund and Kaitlyn Canby went back-to-back in 20 seconds to take the lead. Canby scored again just a few minutes later and Navalgund was assisted by Reese Hutson to finish the scoring for the quarter. The Lady Bobcats were able to take a 4-2 lead going into second quarter.

Canby started the quarter out hot just like she did the opening quarter. WVWC used her third goal of the game to take a three-goal lead but the Battlers answered with three consecutive goals to tie the game up at 5-5. Makenzie Lewellyn found the the back of the net before the half ended, giving the Lady Bobcats a 6-5 lead at halftime.

The two teams traded goals to kick off the second half until Canby scored to create a small cushion at 9-7. AB then tied the game at 10 with two goals within 15 seconds. Three-straight goals from Lewellyn, Yuka Mizuide and Gaidian Adams gave Wesleyan a 13-10 lead heading into the closing quarter.

Goals by Canby and Lewellyn opened up the biggest lead of the game in the fourth quarter at 15-10. The Battlers couldn’t get any closer than three goals in the final quarter. WVWC was able to hold on, securing their first win of the season 17-14.

Terri Nashe led scorers with six goals and Felicia Young added three goals for the Battlers. Lilly Parsons had both assists as well. Taylor Young added to her season save total with 18 saves on the day.

Canby scored a team-high five goals in the win with Mizuide netting four. Lewellyn and Navalgund had three goals each to aid the offense and Gabriella Gomez saved 12 shots.

Up Next For The Lady Bobcats
Wesleyan travels to South Euclid, Ohio on Saturday to take on Notre Dame College (Ohio) at 1 p.m.

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