Wesleyan lacrosse team falls in opener to Notre Dame


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.

The boxscore:

Notre Dame                                                                                  15  8 – 23

West Virginia Wesleyan                                                                 2  1 – 3

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

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.

TEAM STATISTICS

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.

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