Strong first half lifts Lady Bobcats to win over Methodist University in lacrosse action, 22-9

Madison Duvall celebrates with her teammates after scoring her 100th career goal for the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats Friday afternoon in a 22-9 victory over Methodist University. Wesleyan improved to 3-0 on the season.

Wesleyan’s Madison Duvall scores her 100th goal during game

FAYETTEVILLE (NC) – Madison Duvall scored six goals to lead the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats to a 22-6 win over Methodist University in non-conference action here Friday afternoon.

It was also a special day for the senior attacker as she recorded her 100th goal of her career during the game.

“I am very proud of Madison,” remarked head coach Hannah Lively. “We were ready to cheer on the sideline, but I made sure it wasn’t rushed. I’m excited Madison’s parents were able to travel to South Carolina from Maryland to see it happen! What a great accomplishment to have at the start of her senior year!”

The 22 goals was a season-best for the Lady Bobcats after three games.

The win also kept Wesleyan perfect on the season at 3-0.

Methodist kept the game close early during the first seven minutes of action taking a 3-2 lead but it was all Wesleyan after that.

The Lady Bobcats scored at will during the next 15 minutes finding the back of the net 11 unanswered times to take a commanding 13-3 lead.

During the run, Duvall scored five of her six goals while Samantha Pappas, Loveley Ordonez-Lopez, Madeline Gorzka, Victoria Sisson, Lauren Bolen, and Lindsay Penwell each tallied a goal.

Methodist’s Monti Hendrix ended the run with a goal, but Ordonez-Lopez scored two in a row and Gorzka scored right before the half to treat Wesleyan to a 16-4 lead.

With the game firmly in hand, Wesleyan took their foot off the gas pedal in the second half but still outscored Methodist by a 6-5 margin.

Methodist could never get any closer than 10 goals in the second half.

Following Duvall in the scoring column for Wesleyan was Ordonez-Lopez with four and Penwell, Sisson and Gorzka with three each.

Wesleyan held a 35-24 advantage in shots over Methodist and a 10-4 margin in free-position shots.

Gabrielle Cleaveland was one of three Lady ‘Cat keepers and turned away nine shots.

Wesleyan was slated to play Mercyhurst Sunday afternoon.

They will return to action Friday when they visit North Canton, Ohio for a non-conference game with Walsh University.

The boxscore:

West Virginia Wesleyan          16  6 – 22

Methodist                               4  5 – 9

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Goals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Madison Duvall 6, Lovely Ordonez-Lopez 4, Lindsay Penwell 3, Victoria Sisson 3, Madeline Gorzka 3, Samantha Pappas 2, Lauren Bolen 1. Totals 22; Methodist: Kaelyn Holland 4, Lindsay Brennan 2, Lily Eisenhart 1, Sydney Bonner 1, Monti Hendrix 1. Totals 9.

Assists – West Virginia Wesleyan: Lindsay Penwell 5, Samantha Pappas 2, Madison Duvall 2, Savannah Randolph 1, Haley McGuffin 1, Victoria Sisson 1, Madeline Gorzka 1. Totals 13; Methodist: Lily Eisenhart 1, Monti Hendrix 1, Lindsay Brennan 1, Kaelyn Holland 1. Totals 4.

Saves – West Virginia Wesleyan: Gabrielle Cleaveland 9, Samantha Wise 1, Faith Hammerbeck 1. Totals 11; Methodist: Mary Ellen Kelliher 6.

TEAM STATISTICS

Shots – West Virginia Wesleyan: 35; Methodist: 24.

Free-Position Shots – West Virginia Wesleyan:10; Methodist: 4.

Turnovers – West Virginia Wesleyan: 13; Methodist: 18.

Clears – West Virginia Wesleyan: 22-23; Methodist: 8-13.

Ground Balls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 22; Methodist: 15.

Draw Controls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 10; Methodist: 19.


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