Wooster Holds Off Kenyon’s Second-Half Rally to Prevail
The College of Wooster scored the game's first seven goals, coming from six different players, and then weathered a second-half rally by Kenyon College before securing a 14-10 triumph in North Coast Athletic Conference women's lacrosse action Saturday at Gambier, Ohio.
The seven scores for Wooster (9-3-1, 2-1 NCAC) came within the opening 13 minutes, including a Clare Nelson-Johnson free-position conversion just 35 seconds in. Nelson-Johnson also capped the 7-0 run on an unassisted tally.
While Kenyon (4-7, 0-3 NCAC) halted the initial outburst, the Fighting Scots were still seemingly comfortably ahead at halftime, owning a 9-3 cushion.
The Ladies, though, pumped in four quick goals to start the second, and were still within two at 11-9 as the clock dipped under five minutes to play. Right then, Cassie Greenbaum gave Wooster back the momentum with her third goal of the afternoon and the visitors followed with two more to effectively seal the outcome.
In addition to her hat trick, Greenbaum also paced the Scots in groundballs (6), draw controls (4), and caused turnovers (2). Madison Carey, Wooster's top scorer, notched two goals and an assist, while Eliza Perry and Shelby Stone joined Nelson-Johnson with two goals apiece.
In goal, Shawna Ferris made eight saves en route to the victory.
The Scots next travel to Allegheny College (7-6, 1-2 NCAC) on Wednesday night.