Women’s Lacrosse Earns 15-7 Win Against Wesley
BRIDGEWATER, Va – Despite the snowy conditions during the game, the Bridgewater Eagles showed solid offensive efforts as they topped the Wesley College Wolverines, 15-7 in the non-conference match up this afternoon.
Bridgewater followed that with another goal by freshman Alexa Miller from a free position shot. After earning the draw control, Miller dished to Taylor Chamberlain as Chamberlain snuck one past the keeper, making the Bridgewater lead 3-0 with 23:04 remaining in the first frame.
Wesley responded with a 3-0 run of its own to tie the game at 3-3 with 15:07 left in the first half.
Bafford sparked another 3-0 Eagles spurt with an unassisted goal with 5:30 on the clock. Freshman Caroline Fletcher scored her first goal of the game, followed by a Chamberlain goal off a Jordyn Hutchins assist with 17 seconds left in the half.
Bridgewater led 6-3 heading into the intermission. The Eagles outshot the Wolverines in the first half by a margin of 20-13.
Coming out of the break, Nina Cornog scored a goal for the Wolverines to cut the Bridgewater lead to 6-4 with 26:18 left in the game.
Bafford started off another run for the Eagles by scoring off of a Chamberlain pass with 24:49 on the clock.
Over the next two minutes, Katie Freeman scored three goals of her own. The junior snuck back-to-back goals past the goalkeeper both off of Chamberlain assists. With 22:42 remaining, she scored again off a Hutchins pass, making the score 10-4.
Welsey scored two goals in the next two minutes to cut the lead to 10-6 with 16:52 left in the second frame, but couldn't hold off another Bridgewater run.
Jenna Devilbiss fired a shot into the back of the net for a goal, followed by back-to-back unassisted goals from Fletcher with 8:05 remaining, boosting the Eagle lead to 13-6.
The Wolverines were able to notch one more goal from Jessica Franklin with 7:22 remaining before Miller and Freeman scored the final goals of the game with both coming off of passes by Hutchins, finalizing score at 15-7.
Bridgewater had a balanced offensive attack with four goals from Freeman and three goals each from Bafford and Fletcher, as well as four assists from Hutchins.
Laura Reynolds picked up the win in the cage after turning away 13 shots.
For the Wolverines, Franklin led the offense with three goals.
Wesley's goalkeeper, Alyssa Batty, had a stellar performance in the cage with 24 saves.
Bridgewater outshot the Wolverines by a 47-25 margin and also earned 10 more draw controls than Wesley.
Bridgewater is back in action on Tuesday as it travels to Randolph for a conference game. Start time is set for 7 p.m.