VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University women's lacrosse team fell, 17-2, to nationally-ranked Washington and Lee Saturday afternoon at Birdsong field. With the loss, the Marlins move to 6-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play. The Generals improve to 5-4 on the year (1-0 ODAC).
Before the game, both teams sported "Team Molly" shirts that are meant to raise awareness for cancer, specifically Ewing's Sarcoma. Team Molly is a movement that encaptulates the spirit of former Buffalo State lacrosse player, Molly Seifritz, who lost her life from the dreadful disease.
The Marlins kept things close through the opening minutes after the Generals opened with three-straight goals. Tori Manahan made a nice deke to net VWU's first of the day and draw within two goals. The No. 14 Washington and Lee offense was just too much for the squad as the Marlins struggled to find a way to come back.
Megan Shallock produced the other goal of the day for the home squad, splitting two defenders and finding an open corner.
Jordan Moilanen minded the net for the Marlins, turning aside 15 General shots which was just one shy of a career high.
Women's lacrosse returns to action at 4 p.m. on April 4 as the squad welcomes Randolph to Virginia Beach.