Marlins Throttle Notre Dame (Md.) 14-0

Kennedi Jones had a goal and two assists for the Marlins Saturday
Kennedi Jones had a goal and two assists for the Marlins Saturday

Marlins Throttle Notre Dame (Md.) 14-0

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Virginia Wesleyan University field hockey team scored seven goals in each half to defeat Notre Dame (Md.) 14-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The Marlins have scored 21 goals in the past two days. The 14 goals scored by the Marlins on Saturday sets a program record, besting the mark of 12 set on three separate occasions, most recently against Sweet Briar last season.

Four different Marlins scored two goals on Saturday as Julie Fassl, Taylor Wilhelm, Janine De Perio, and Autumn Glaspey found the back of the cage on multiple occasions. The VWU defense kept Notre Dame off the board as Skye Swain stopped the only shot she faced.

The Marlins started the scoring just 2:41 into play when Taylor Wilhelm found the back of the cage. Elizabeth Roberto made it 2-0 when she scored off a Kennedi Jones assist 10 minutes later.

Fassl scored her first career goal two minutes after Roberto when Cori Jackson found her for the score. Jackson scored a goal of her own at 21:32 when she put away a great pass from Morgan Lee.

Fassl, Glaspey, and Lee rounded out the scoring in the first half as Jones and Mallory Langford contributed assists.

Virginia Wesleyan did not take long to score in the second half. Already leading 7-0, VWU posted four goals in the first five minutes after intermission.

Taylor Abraszek scored 36 seconds into the half off a penalty corner. De Perio posted her first goal a mere 52 seconds later. She made it 10-0 on her second goal of the game exactly one minute later.

Wilhelm rounded out the scoring score with a goal that made it 11-0 at the 39:45 mark.

Kenzie Branum, Jones, and Glaspey rounded out the scoring while Hunter Majewski and Lindsy Smarrelli contributed assists.

The Marlins held advantages in shots, 43-1, and penalty corners, 14-2. Calenna Cauley made 17 saves for Notre Dame (Md.) (1-2) while Kayla Becker posted four defensive saves.

Virginia Wesleyan (2-2) returns to Birdsong Field for its home opener against Neumann (0-2) on Saturday, September 15 at noon.