BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team lost their home opener Sunday afternoon in a partial rainstorm at Ross Field.
The Lady ‘Cats dropped a 14-3 contest to the Davis & Elkins Senators in Mountain East Conference action.
Wesleyan fell behind by a 5-0 count before Makenzi Lewellyn put Wesleyan on the score board with 5:10 showing on the clock.
Davis & Elkins scored a goal before the half ended for a 6-1 lead at the break.
Wesleyan’s Victoria Sisson scored the first goal of the second half just two minutes in to bring Wesleyan to within four, at 6-2.
Davis & Elkins though scored the next six goals for a 12-2 lead.
Sisson ended the run for Wesleyan with her second goal of the game with 6:10 remaining making it a 12-3 contest.
The Senators scored the final two goals of the game.
Iris Kolenich had two assists for Wesleyan.
Emily Smith led Davis & Elkins with four goals while Paige Graff tallied three.
The Lady Bobcats were outshot by a 37-11 margin.
Wesleyan was guilty of 29 turnovers while the Senators turned it over 13 times.
The win improved Davis & Elkins to 2-0 on the season while Wesleyan dropped to 0-2.
The Lady Bobcats will return to action Wednesday hosting Frostburg State at 3 p.m.
Davis & Elkins 6 8 – 14
West Virginia Wesleyan 1 2 – 3
Goals – Davis & Elkins: Emily Smith 4; Paige Graff 3; Taylor Baker 2; Hanna Bond 1; Angelina Horan 1; Courtnie Couch 1; Ryann Sumner 1; Haley Leavines 1. Totals 14; West Virginia Wesleyan: Victoria Sisson 2; Makenzie Lewellyn 1. Totals 3.
Assists – Davis & Elkins: Paige Graff 2; Courtnie Couch 2. Totals 4; West Virginia Wesleyan: Iris Kolenich 2. Totals 2.
Saves – Davis & Elkins: Marissa Cuevas 2; West Virginia Wesleyan: Caelainn Morrison 0; Gabrielle Cleaveland 15.
Shots – Davis & Elkins: 37; West Virginia Wesleyan: 11.
Free Position Shots – Davis & Elkins 16; West Virginia Wesleyan: 3.
Turnovers – Davis & Elkins 13; West Virginia Wesleyan 29.
Clears – Davis & Elkins 19-24; West Virginia Wesleyan: 16-21.
Ground balls – Davis & Elkins 28: West Virginia Wesleyan: 16
Draw controls – Davis & Elkins 9; West Virginia Wesleyan: 10