VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University women's lacrosse team extended their win streak to five-straight as t took down Elmhurst College, 21-7, Tuesday afternoon at Birdsong Field. With the win, the Marlins are now 6-1 on the year and have now gone back-to-back games scoring 20+ goals.
Virginia Wesleyan got things going first, scoring three through the first 4:15 of the game. After an Elmhurst timeout, the Bluejays turned the game around, scoring three for themselves and tying it back up. Coach Clarkson would then stop play with a timeout of her own and the result seemed to work as the Marlins piled in seven more unanswered goals to close the half up 10-3.
After exchanging two goals a piece to start the second stanza, the Marlin offense got rolling as it tagged the Bluejays for nine, including an Ashley Campos free-position goal on the man-up opportunity.
Leading the way for the home side was Liza Holford, who cashed in a team-high five. Right behind her was Avery Frangelli and Megan Shallock who teamed up for six goals and five assists. Also pitching in was Tori Manahan (3G, 1A) and Renee Burt (2G, 2A).
The defense had a terrific day, allowing Elmhurst to convert only 10 of its 22 clear attempts. The squad combined for 11 caused turnovers coming from seven different players. Anchoring the backline was freshman goalie Jordan Molianen, who turned aside eight Bluejay shots.
On the draw, the Marlins controlled 19 of the 30 restarts. Campos led all players with a career-high seven, followed closely by Holford with six.
Women's lacrosse returns to action at 11 a.m. on Saturday as the squad hosts Washington and Lee for each team's first taste of ODAC action.