Marlins Drop 17-4 Decision to Lynchburg

Becca Winslow had a hat trick on Tuesday night
Becca Winslow had a hat trick on Tuesday night

Marlins Drop 17-4 Decision to Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan women's lacrosse team scored three goals in the first half, but ultimately fell to Lynchburg College 17-4 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action Tuesday night.

The Hornets scored early and often to start the first half. The first goal was scored just 31 seconds into the game when Alicia Sandoval found Sidney Gleason to put the Hornets up 1-0. Within the next seven minutes of the match, Lynchburg would score four more times, with three different players finding the back of the cage. Laura Meisner scored twice within that span to make the score 5-0 at the 21:19 mark.

Becca Winslow ended the Hornet run with an unassisted goal with 18:56 to play in the half. Liza Holford would follow Winslow's goal with one of her own nearly four minutes later to cut the Hornet's lead to just three, 5-2.

Lynchburg ran off another long scoring run, taking a 9-2 lead before the Marlins could answer.

Winslow would close out scoring for the first half as she recorded her second goal of the night, squeezing one past the goalie with 20 seconds left on the clock.

Lynchburg came out of the halftime break and started another 5-0 run lasted half of the final period to put the game away.

Virginia Wesleyan broke through once in the second half as Winslow connected with 9:18 left for her first hat trick of the season.

Lynchburg (6-4/2-2) had multiple players post impressive nights. Sandoval led all players on the field with seven points off two goals and five assists. Suter posted four goals in the game, while Meisner contributed five points with three goals and two assists.

Winslow was a high point for the VWC offense with three goals. Holford posted one goal while collecting four ground balls and registering four draw controls. Goalie Alexis Pulliam made eight saves off of 25 shots.

Virginia Wesleyan (1-10/0-4) is set to face Guilford College (4-6/1-1) Saturday at home for an 11 a.m. start.