NEWARK, Del. - - Nine first quarter goals paced the Wilmington University women's lacrosse team to a 22-2 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over Felician on Saturday morning at the WU Athletics Complex.
After losing their midweek game, the Wildcats (8-3, 3-1 CACC) got back to its winning ways on Saturday. They outshot the Golden Falcons (2-8, 1-3 CACC), 41-12, who were shorthanded with 10 women on the field. The Wildcats earned more draws, 20-8, and nearly went perfect on clears, 13-for-14.
Ella Baynes scored all three of her goals in that first quarter run, including back-to-back marks to give the Wildcats a 4-0 lead with 6:44 to play in the quarter. Campbell Heller scored three times in the first frame as well, while Maddie Day, Makenzie Stritzinger, and Amelie Gamache all scored as well to push the Wildcats out to a 9-0 start.
The Wildcats won the second quarter, 6-0, using six different goal scorers to get the job down. Juliana Kolakowski, Gamache, Riley McQuaide, Tristan Holdsworth, Taylor Lambeth, and Maddie Day all scored for the Wildcats as they went into the halftime break, 15-1.
Madison Trzaska got in on the scoring to end the third quarter, giving the Wildcats an 18-1 lead with 6:59 to play.
Jacqulyn Falkenstein made it 11 different goal scorers for the Wildcats in the game with her lone goal in the fourth quarter, as the Wildcats closed out the contest, 22-2.
Campbell Heller led the way with five goals while Amelie Gamache tallied seven points with three goals and four assists. Ella Baynes collected six points with three goals and three assists while Makenzie Stritzinger added three goals as well. Taylor Lambeth tied Gamache for the team lead with four assists, adding a goal for five points.
The Wildcats are home again for a midweek game, as they welcome Jefferson to the WU Athletics Complex on Tuesday afternoon. The opening draw is set for 4:00 p.m.