Lacrosse Lady Bobcats lose to Walsh, beat OVU

West Virginia Wesleyan’s Victoria Sisson (21) and Lindsay Penwell (13) battle for a ground ball against Ohio Valley during their non-conference clash Sunday afternoon at Cebe Ross Field. Wesleyan won a 12-9 decision against Ohio Valley.

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.

The boxscore:

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.


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