March 12, 2014

Women’s Lacrosse Falls at Greensboro College

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Wesley College's women's lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season, as 12-6 decision to Greensboro College on Wednesday afternoon at Pride Field.  The Wolverines are now 2-1 on the season while the Pride improves to 5-3.

Kirsten Ward notched a hat trick to lead the Wesley attack while Jorden Lutz added two goals and an assists while also leading the squad with six ground balls and tied with Jessica Giaccone with a team-high three draw controls. Lutz' three caused turnovers were second to Stephanie Blakely's four.

Greensboro scored the first three goals of the game but Lutz tallied two-straight scores, one off an assist from Rylee Gould, to cut the deficit to 3-2 with 11:20 left in the first half.  The Pride, however, closed out the period with three unanswered goals and went into the half with a 6-2 lead.

Ward started the first half with her first of three goals with an assist from Giaccone in the 28th minute but Greensboro answered with five-straight goals to put the game out of reach. 

Despite the eight-goal differential, the Wolverines continued to fight, scoring three of the game's final four, one coming from Kaitlin Brennan, and two more from Ward.

Goalkeeper Katherine Cooke made four saves in just over 51 minutes of action before giving way to Samantha Brannigan, who stopped one shot in the final 8:52.

Kirstin Norris led all players with five goals and an assist while Kaleigh Hemstock stopped four shots in the first 50-plus minutes to record the win.

The Wolverines open CAC action when they host Christopher Newport on Saturday, March 15 for a 12 pm draw.