Lacrosse Lady ‘Cats fall in home opener to Indiana (Pa.)


BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat lacrosse team were finally able to open their home campaign on Monday hosting the Indiana (Pa.) Crimson Hawks.

Things didn’t go the way of the Lady Bobcats as they dropped a 21-2 decision.

Indiana jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of action before Wesleyan could get on the board.

Victoria Sisson scored an unassisted goal to get Wesleyan on the scoreboard at the 19:45 mark of the first half.

Indiana scored seven unanswered goals for a 14-1 lead before Wesleyan’s Madeline Gorzka wrapped up the first half scoring with an unassisted goal with 2:11 remaining.

That made it a 14-2 score at the break.

The Lady Bobcats weren’t able to find the back of the net in the second half as they were outscored by a 7-0 margin.

Victoria Kerkovich led the Crimson Hawks with five goals.

Wesleyan was outshot by a 42-6 margin.

Gabrielle Cleaveland and Faith Hammerbeck split time in the net for Wesleyan.

Cleaveland turned away nine shots in the first half while Hammerbeck made four saves in the second half.

Wesleyan (0-3) was slated to host Maryville Wednesday.

They will return to action Friday hosting Ursuline College at 3:30 p.m.

The boxscore:

Indiana (Pa.)                           14  7 – 21

West Virginia Wesleyan       2  0 – 2

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Goals – Indiana (Pa.): Victoria Kerkovich 5, Jenna Lund 3; Katie Hibinger 3; Maura Columbus 3; Abagail Cermak 2; Chloe Borland 2; Chelsea Johnson 1; Jordan Kulp 1; Kayte Zeiler 1. Totals 21; West Virginia Wesleyan – Victoria Sisson 1; Madeline Gorzka 1. Totals 2.

Assists – Indiana (Pa.) – Jordan Kulp 6; Chloe Borland 4; Chelsea Johnston 2; Kerkovich 1; Hunter 1; Abigail Cermak 1. Totals 15; West Virginia Wesleyan: None.

Saves – Indiana (Pa.) – Lauren Piecknick 2; Carly Mansur 2. Totals 4; West Virginia Wesleyan: Gabrielle Cleaveland 9; Faith Hammerbeck 7.

TEAM STATISTICS

Shots – Indiana (Pa.): 42; West Virginia Wesleyan: 6.

Turnovers – Indiana (Pa.): 3; West Virginia Wesleyan: 10.

Clears – Indiana (Pa.): 1-1; West Virginia Wesleyan: 2-7.

Ground Balls – Indiana (Pa.): 18; West Virginia Wesleyan: 10.

Draw Controls – Indiana (Pa.): 16; West Virginia Wesleyan: 9.

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