LYNCHBURG, Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team (2-3) won a scheduled non-conference matchup over Randolph (2-3) this past Saturday, March 26 at Wildcat Stadium in Lynchburg, Virginia. Freshman WVWC Goaltender Maggie Wroe was outstanding minding the net for the Lady Bobcats, recording 15 saves on 22 shots on goal en route to collecting her second win of the 2022 campaign.
Freshman Emma Adcock extended her string of strong offensive performances of late, leading the Lady Bobcats by netting five goals and dishing out two assists, while freshman Isabella Verona and sophomore Kaitlynn Canby both scored three goals apiece. Freshman Adely Trujillo-Gonzalez chipped in with two scores, while sophomore Makenzi Lewellyn and senior Gabrielle Holstein rounded out the scoring for WVWC. Defensively, the Lady Bobcats were paced by Canby, Verona and junior Yuka Mizuide, who each caused two turnovers apiece. Sophomore Madysan Chisholm picked up three ground balls on the defensive half of the field.
The Lady Bobcats we’re rather dominant defensively, as they only allowed two Wildcats, Sophia Cirone and Olivia Richards, to score goals.
While Randolph’s Goaltender Taylor Batty did manage to make 10 saves and scoop up four ground balls, he struggled to slow down the relentless Lady Bobcat attack.
The Bobcats got off to a scorching hot start, scoring the first three goals of the game. Trujillo-Gonzalez got Wesleyan on the board at the 11:29 mark in the first quarter, before the Lady Bobcats struck again just 8 seconds later when Kaitlynn Canby slipped a shot past the Randolph goalkeeper to put WVWC ahead by two.
Adcock then collected her first goal of the game with 7:59 left in the first quarter. Cirone got the Wildcats on the board with 3:01 in the first frame. Canby found the back of the net for the second time in the first quarter to give WVWC a 4-1 lead at the end of one period of play.
Adcock and Canby each scored a goal within 17 seconds apart to build a 6-1 Bobcat lead. Cirone scored her second goal to cut the Randolph deficit to four. Lewellyn ripped a shot into the net with nine minutes remaining in the half to put the ‘Cats up five. Adcock recorded a hat trick with 5:47 to go that gave the Bobcats an 8-2 cushion. The Wildcats managed to cut the deficit in half and trailed 8-4 at the intermission.
The Bobcats started the scoring in the second half when Adcock found Verona to put the WVWC back to five. Lewellyn dished a pass to Verona that put Wesleyan ahead by six. Following a Randolph goal, Adcock scored for the fourth time to put the WVWC lead back to six with 9:24 left in the third quarter. Cirone scored her third goal of the afternoon that put Randolph within five points heading into the final quarter.
Adcock distributed her second assist of the game when she found Holstein for a goal at the 14:26 mark. Adcock posted her fifth goal with 10:19 to go that gave WVWC a seven-goal lead. Trujillo-Gonzalez and Verona scored within the last five minutes to complete their multi-goal games. WVWC solidified an 8-goal victory over Randolph.