Carey Sets Single-Season Scoring Record in 15-4 Win
WOOSTER, Ohio – Madison Carey broke The College of Wooster's single-season scoring record, and the Fighting Scots further celebrated "Senior Day" by cruising past St. Vincent College 15-4 in their regular season finale at a cold, overcast Carl Dale Field Saturday.
Carey entered the day tied for the most points in a season with 85, which Beth Hemminger accomplished in 2003, and it only took the current senior attacker 2:11 into Saturday's action to gain sole possession of the record as she netted an unassisted score.
St. Vincent (5-7) knotted the game at one about two minutes later, but it was all Wooster (12-4-1) after that. The Scots accounted for the next five goals, with Carey serving as the distributor on two, and shortly after the Bearcats halted the run, Carey assisted on a second goal by senior Jaqueline Wallat with :31 left to help make it 7-2 at halftime.
Carey started the second where she left off, this time passing to Isabel Baylor for a rare goal by the senior defender. While St. Vincent pulled back within 8-3, Wooster steadily pulled away, netting seven unanswered goals – three by Clare Nelson-Johnson and two from Shannan Pullara – on its way to the 11-goal victory.
Carey, who also moved into third-place on the career scoring list, now with 230 points, didn't score another goal after her record breaker, but did wind up with five assists for a six-point outing. Nelson-Johnson tossed in four goals, and Cassie Greenbaum, Pullara, Shelby Stone, and Wallat two apiece.
In addition to Baylor, Carey, and Wallat, it also likely marked the final appearance at Carl Dale Field for seniors Emily Johnson, who had an assist on the Scots' second goal of the day, and Jacqueline Weixel, who started and registered a caused turnover in her role as a defender.
Next for Wooster will be the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament, which starts play Thursday. The Scots are seeded third and will be at No. 2 seed Denison University (12-4).