NORTH CANTON (Ohio) – Following a 3-0 start to the season, the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat lacrosse team dropped their second straight game Friday evening in a non-conference road clash with the Walsh Cavaliers.
The Lady Bobcats lost a 21-4 decision.
West Virginia Wesleyan recovered nicely on Sunday in a non-conference home game with the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots with a 12-9 win.
In Friday’s action, Walsh jumped into a 6-0 lead before Madison Duvall put Wesleyan on the board at the 23:30 mark of the opening period with an unassisted goal.
Walsh scored two more for an 8-1 lead, but Duvall scored again at the 18-minute mark and just 15 seconds later, Samantha Pappas scored for Wesleyan to make it an 8-3 contest.
Wesleyan could never get any closer as Walsh scored the six goals of the half to make it a 14-3 game.
Walsh outscored Wesleyan 7-1 in the second half.
Duvall has the only Wesleyan score in the second half with it coming at the 4:42 mark.
Wesleyan was outshot by a 40-10 margin.
Samantha Mise turned away eight shots for Wesleyan while Gabrielle Cleavland made two stops.
Against Ohio Valley on Sunday, the game was tied at 2-2 before Wesleyan scored four answered for a 6-2 lead.
During the run, Duvall, Lovely Ordonez-Lopez, Pappas and Madeline Gorka each scored a goal.
Ohio Valley scored the final two goals of the half to make it a 6-4 contest at the break.
Lindsey Penwell opened the second half for Wesleyan with a goal at the 28:40 mark, but Ohio Valley scored three of the next four to close the gap to 8-7 with 14 minutes remaining.
Pappas scored a the 11:19 mark to give Wesleyan a 9-7-lead.
Six minutes later, Penwell scored again to push the Lady Bobcat lead to 10-7 with five minutes remaining.
Emily Prentice scored a man-up goal for Ohio Valley at the 3:13 mark, but Duvall score a minute later and Papas scored just five seconds later to put the game out of reach at 12-8.
OVU’s Taylor Baker scored the game’s final goal with 42 seconds left.
Pappas and Duvall each led Wesleyan with three goals apiece.
Baker scored a game-high four goals for Ohio Valley.
Ohio Valley outshot Wesleyan by a 29-27 margin.
Cleaveland earned the win playing all 60 minutes and making 13 saves.
The split left the Lady ‘Cats of head coach Hannah Lively with a 4-2 record.
They will return to action today at Waynesburg University for a 5 p.m. start.
They will return home Friday and open up Mountain East Conference schedule when they host Notre Dame College at 4 p.m.
West Virginia Wesleyan 3 1 – 4
Walsh 14 7 – 21
Goals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Madison Duvall 3, Samantha Pappas 1. Totals 4; Walsh: Lindsay Hindman 3, Hannah McFeeters 3, Skylar Crandall 2, Grace Andreski 2, Becky Parker 2, Kendra Cowen-Tripp 2, Ellen Lawrence 2, Emily Atwood 1, Sam Paulson 1, Alysssa Tomkins 1, Jenny Spragg 1, Grace Kolonick 1 Totals 21.
Assists – West Virginia Wesleyan: None; Walsh: Ellen Lawrence 3, Sarah Dankowski 1, Hanah McFeeters 1, Becky Parker 1, Lindsay Hindman 1. Totals 7.
Saves – West Virginia Wesleyan: Gabrielle Cleaveland 2, Samantha Mise 8; Totals 10; Walsh: Mikaela Faus 2, Rebecca Tomaszweski 1. Totals 3.
Shots – West Virginia Wesleyan 10; Walsh 40.
Free Position Shots – West Virginia Wesleyan 3; Walsh 10.
Turnovers – West Virginia Wesleyan 20; Walsh 7.
Clears – West Virginia Wesleyan 9-19; Walsh 23-24.
Ground balls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 10; Walsh 23.
Draw Controls – West Virginia Wesleyan 12; Walsh 15.
Ohio Valley 4 5 – 9
West Virginia Wesleyan 6 6 – 12
Goals – Ohio Valley: Taylor Baker 4, Emily Prentice 2, Morgan Perrone 2, Kellee Washington 1. Totals 9; West Virginia Wesleyan: Samantha Pappas 3, Madison Duvall 3, Lindsay Pernwell 2, Lovely Ordonez-Lopez 2, Victoria Sisson 1, Madeline Gorzka 1. Totals 12.
Assists – Ohio Valley: Taylor Baker 1, Layla Stewart 1. Totals 2; West Virginia Wesleyan: Madison Duvall 3, Madelie Gorzka 3, Lindsay Penwell 2, Samantha Pappas 1, Haley McGuffin 1. Totals 10.
Saves – Ohio Valley: Cheyenne Jess 9; West Virginia Wesleyan: Gabrielle Cleaveland 13.
Shots – Ohio Valley 29; West Virginia Wesleyan 27.
Free position shots – Ohio Valley 5; West Virginia Wesleyan 2.
Turnovers – Ohio Valley 21; West Virginia Wesleyan 11.
Clears – Ohio Valley 19-21; West Virginia Wesleyan 22-22.
Ground balls – Ohio Valley 9; West Virginia Wesleyan 15.
Draw Controls – Ohio Valley 15; West Virginia Wesleyan 8.