BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team suffered their worst loss of the year, dropping a 24-2 decision to the Notre Dame Falcons in a home Mountain East Conference match-up Wednesday evening at Ross Field.
Wesleyan was down 3-0 before Kaitynn Canby put Wesleyan on the scoreboard when they were up a player with a goal at the 22:30 mark.
The Lady ‘Cats were down 7-1 when Yuka Mizuide scored with the team up a player with 10:41 showing on the first-half clock.
The goals by Canby and Mizuide were the first goals of their collegiate careers.
Notre Dame scored the final seven goals of the first half for a 14-2 lead.
Notre Dame scored all 10 goals of the second half.
Gabrielle Cleaveland made 12 saves in the net for Wesleyan while Faith Hammerbeck had two.
Mackenzie Levin made six saves for Notre Dame.
Wesleyan was outshot by a 42-11 margin.
Notre Dame improved to 7-3 overall and 6-1 in the MEC.
Wesleyan dropped to 0-7 overall and 0-7 in the MEC.
They will return to action today hosting Alderson Broaddus at 3 p.m.
Notre Dame 14 10 – 24
West Virginia Wesleyan 2 0 – 2
Goals – Notre Dame: Selena Carter 7; Amanda Paino 6; Charlotte Vari 5; Alicyn Loberg 2; Emily Thomson 2; Katie Wendell 1; Megan Dano 1. Totals 24; West Virginia Wesleyan: Yuka Mizuide 1; Katilynn Canby 1. Totals 2.
Assists – Notre Dame: Megan Dano 5; Charlotte Vari 3; Amanda Paino 1; Emily Thomson 1. Totals 10; West Virginia Wesleyan: None.
Saves – Notre Dame: Mackenzie Levin 6; West Virginia Wesleyan: Gabrielle Cleaveland 12; Faith Hammerbeck 2.
Shots – Notre Dame: 42; West Virginia Wesleyan: 11.
Free Position shots – Notre Dame: 10; West Virginia Wesleyan 4.
Turnovers – Note Dame: 12; West Virginia Wesleyan: 17.
Clears – Notre Dame: 8-11; West Virginia Wesleyan: 6-14.
Ground balls – Notre Dame: 27; West Virginia Wesleyan: 16.
Draw controls – Notre Dame: 21; West Virginia Wesleyan: 3.