Wilmington Lacrosse Secures Second Straight Victory, Wildcats Defeat Wheeling Jesuit, 15-1
WLax: WU 15 - Wheeling Jesuit 1
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - Martins Ferry, Ohio
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Junior Molly Taylor
MARTINS FERRY, Ohio - - For the first time since 2010 and for only the second time since the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference introduced women’s lacrosse, the Wilmington University lacrosse team has started 2-0 on the season, as they defeated Wheeling Jesuit, 15-1, on Saturday on their two-game two-day road trip to begin the year.
Wilmington (2-0) did not allow a goal in the first half and scored the first 14 goals of the game en route to the Wildcats second straight blowout. Wheeling Jesuit (0-3) got its lone goal with 2:05 remaining in the contest by Sara Fritzsimon to avoid the shutout.
For the second game in a row, the Wildcats got multiple hat tricks, this time led by Molly Taylor and Meggan Apgar. Taylor led the ‘Cats with four goals on the day while Apgar added three goals. Liz Case scored a goal and contributed two assists to also record three points on the day. In all, 10 players scored at least one goal for the Wildcats, while Allison Kern added an assist to make it 11 different players tallying a point in the game.
The scoring got starting 30 seconds into the match, as junior captain Liz Case scored an unassisted goal with 29:27 remaining in the half. Ashley Kroll, Apgar, Rebekah McCurry, Taylor and Jaclyn Hall all scored the next five goals throughout the first half to make it 6-0 and six different goal scorers.
Taylor really opened things up with under three minutes to play before the break. She recorded the next three goals of the game in a 1:17 span to expand the lead to nine. She got an assist from Kern on her first goal of the streak and Case on the second mark.
Megan Keffer opened the second half with her lone goal of the game while Jessica Graybeal, Rebecca Guethler and Allison Sain all got on the board with a second half goal.
Kaitlyn Hall picked up her second win in as many days, needing to make four saves for the victory.
Guethler got the bulk of the offense started by gathering four draw controls on the afternoon. Case, Graybeal and Taylor all picked up two draw controls while as a team, the Wildcats held the advantage on draws 13-4. Guethler also had a game-high three ground balls.
Wilmington will have 10 days off to regroup before trying to improve to a program record 3-0 on March 13. The team will play Millersville in its home-opener at the Kirkwood Soccer Complex starting at 3 p.m.