Wooster's Scoring Pace Too Much in 19-12 Win Over OWU
|Shawna Ferris stretches out to make one of her 10 saves against Ohio Wesleyan.|
WOOSTER, Ohio – The College of Wooster raced out to an 11-2 lead and then held off Ohio Wesleyan University down the stretch en route to a 19-12 victory Wednesday evening, in a high-scoring North Coast Athletic Conference women's lacrosse match-up at Carl Dale Field.
After the Scots (11-4-1, 4-2 NCAC) and Bishops (7-7, 1-4 NCAC) traded goals to make it 2-2 in the early goings, Wooster went to work on a nine-goal scoring run that made it 11-2 with 6:29 to go in the opening stanza. Madison Carey chipped in on five of the nine goals during the stretch, scoring three times and passing out two helpers.
Wooster took a 10-goal lead (13-3) into the halftime break, but Ohio Wesleyan scored three in a row to start the second half to cut its deficit to seven (13-6). Clare Nelson-Johnson disrupted the Bishops' mini-run with her second goal of the game, which led to a 5-1 scoring spurt, where Nelson-Johnson and Eliza Perry put the finish touches on their hat tricks.
With the Scots in control 18-7, Ohio Wesleyan made one last push, scoring five unanswered during the game's final nine minutes, but it was not enough to get back into the contest.
Carey led Wooster on the day with seven points (5 goals, 2 assists), while Shelby Stone tied a career-high with five assists and added a score for a six-point outing. Also noteworthy, Nelson-Johnson, Perry, and Jaqueline Wallat all chipped in hat tricks.
The Scots will wrap up the regular season Saturday with a non-conference home tilt against St. Vincent College at 11 a.m.