Marlins Suffer 19-4 Defeat to Bridgewater College

Sophomore captain Marie Lerch
Sophomore captain Marie Lerch

Marlins Suffer 19-4 Defeat to Bridgewater College

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan College women's lacrosse team fell 19-4 Wednesday night to Bridgewater College in a matchup between ODAC foes.

Virginia Wesleyan struck first and early as Liza Holford netted the first goal of the match at the 29:22 minute mark off a Megan Schallock assist.

Bridgewater answered Holford's goal two minutes later with a Sara Yashinskie goal off a free position shot. Yashinskie's tally was the start of an uninterrupted eight-goal run for the Eagles. In the span of 13 minutes, six different Eagles posted a score, including three from Anna O'Hara. Claire Palermo-Re put the exclamation point on Bridgewater's scoring streak as she made the score 8-1 with a goal with 14:38 left in the first half.

Megan Schallock recorded her first goal of the night just 12 seconds after Palermo-Re to break up the Bridgewater scoring. Schallock's shot at 14:26 would be the last goal for the Marlins in the first half.

Bridgewater would find the back of the net five more times before intermission. Yashinskie and O'Hara put up two more goals each to make the score 13-2 going into the second.

It took nearly four minutes before Bridgewater's Dwyer Neal hit an unassisted shot for the first goal of the second half. Four more goals from Bridgewater would follow within the next twelve minutes with the last coming from Annie Sullivan at 14:20 to put the Eagles up 18-2.

Schallock struck again with 11:03 minutes left in the half to cut down the Eagle lead.

Neal posted her third goal of the night to close out the Bridgewater scoring at the 7:52 minute mark.

With just under six minutes to play, Ashley Campos would record the final goal of the night.

O'Hara had a career game, posting six goals on the night for Bridgewater (7-4/2-2). Sullivan and Neal both put up four points each on the night off three goals and an assist to help lead the Eagles to a victory.

Schallock led the Marlin effort with two goals, one assist, and nine draw controls. Her nine draw controls on the night were the second-most she has posted this season. Holford and Campos both tallied a goal on the night.

Virginia Wesleyan (1-12/0-6) will travel to Randolph College (3-9/0-4) Friday for a 6 p.m. ODAC contest.