|First-year Heather Szymanski looks for operating room during Saturday's non-conference tilt. (photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College athletics)|
The College of Wooster scored four of the first five goals of the second half to get within 7-6 of host Saint Vincent College, but the Bearcats responded right back with five unanswered, pulling away to an eventual 13-9 decision in non-conference women's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Latrobe, Pa.
After Saint Vincent (5-2) grabbed the momentum with a three-goal burst to close the opening half with a 6-2 advantage, Wooster (0-3) began the second on a strong note. Ellie Hudson-Heck scored less than a minute into the stanza, Abby Szlachta answered a Bearcat goal with two of her own, and Heather Honn tallied another to narrow the margin to one with 23:20 left.
The Scots had a potential tying shot saved, and shortly thereafter, the Bearcats netted goals a mere nine seconds apart, kick-starting the decisive 5-0 run that gave them a 12-6 cushion at the 13:44 mark.
Wooster didn't go away as it pumped in three scores in a row, two by Cassie Greenbaum, to make it a three-goal game with 7:40 remaining, but the deficit was just a bit too much to overcome.
Szlachta had a hat trick, and Greenbaum and Hudson-Heck both recorded two-goal, one-assist outings to pace the Scots' offense. Shelby Stone scored once and assisted twice, while Eliza Perry distributed three assists, and on the defensive end, Molly Sennett was credited with three caused turnovers and seven groundballs while Isabel Perman stopped 10 shots.
Saint Vincent's Molly Snyder had a big game with four goals and four assists.
Wooster is right back in action on Sunday at home against Carthage College (4-3) at noon.