SOUTH EUCLID (Ohio) – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats had a rough go of it in their 2021 season debut Wednesday afternoon against the Notre Dame Falcons in a Mountain East Conference contest at Mueller Field.
The Lady Bobcats dropped a 23-3 decision.
Notre Dame struck first with a pair of goals, but former Buckhannon-Upshur standout and Wesleyan freshman Makenzi Lewllyn tallied her first collegiate goal to make it a 2-1 contest.
Notre Dame upped their lead to 6-1 before Victoria Sisson scored at the 18:52 mark to make it a 6-2 contest.
Notre Dame controlled the rest of the first half scoring six unanswered goals for a 15-2 lead at the break.
Notre Dame scored eight straight goals for a 23-2 advantage.
Sisson ended the game with a goal with the assist going to Mackenzie Cline.
Wesleyan was outshot by a 41-8 margin and trailed in free position shots by a 10-5 margin.
Caelainn Morrison and Gabrielle Cleaveland each saw time in the net with Morrison making 10 saves and Cleaveland four.
Notre Dame improved to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the MEC.
The loss dropped Wesleyan to 0-1 overall and 0-1 in the MEC.
Wesleyan will return to action Sunday hosting Davis & Elkins in a MEC contest at 3 p.m. and then remain at home Wednesday hosting Frostburg State in another conference outing at 3 p.m.
Notre Dame 15 8 – 23
West Virginia Wesleyan 2 1 – 3
Goals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Victoria Sisson 2; Makenzi Lewellyn 1. Totals 3; Notre Dame; Amanda Paino 8; Alicyn Loberg 5; Selena Carter 3; Ebony Reddick 3; Kendal Johnson 1; Megan Jackson 1; Bridie Schmalz 1; Charlotte Vari 1. Totals 23.
Assists – West Virginia Wesleyan: Mackenzie Cline 1; Notre Dame: Kendal Johnson 2: Ebony Reddick 1; Emily Thomson 1; Charlotte Vari 1; Megan Dano 1. Totals 6.
Saves – West Virginia Wesleyan: Caelainn Morrison 10; Gabrielle Cleaveland 4. Totals 14; Notre Dame: Mackenzie Levine 3.
Shots – West Virginia Wesleyan: 8; Notre Dame: 41.
Free Position Shots – West Virginia Wesleyan: 5; Notre Dame: 10.
Turnovers – West Virginia Wesleyan: 15; Notre Dame: 10.
Clears – West Virginia Wesleyan: 8-13; Notre Dame 7-9.
Ground balls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 10; Notre Dame 30.
Draw controls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 6; Notre Dame: 21.