VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University women's lacrosse nabbed a 9-7 home win of King's College Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Marlins move to 2-1 on the season while King's slides to 2-2.
Virginia Wesleyan came right out of the gates scoring a goal 12 seconds into the game as sophomore Tori Manahan won the draw cleanly and drove right to the net for the score. THat would start a four-goal unanswered run for the Marlins that gave them an early lead. The Monarchs answered back though going on a 4-0 run themselves to tie it back up. Over the last five minutes of the half, VWU would regain its lead with three straight goals.
Ahead 8-4 going into the second, Avery Frangelli opened the stanza with another quick one just 34 seconds in. King's applied pressure throughout the half, but the Marlin defense stood strong, helping seal up the squad's first home victory of the season.
Also standing out on the scoresheet was Manahan's career-high draw controls (6) and Symira Wilkins six groundballs.
Jordan Moilanen played all 60 minutes between the pipes for the Marlins, turning aside 11 Monarch shots and collecting three groundballs.
Women's lacrosse returns to action at 6 p.m. on March 7 as the team welcomes Hiram College to Virginia Beach.