Women’s lacrosse outguns Chatham, 19-13

Women’s lacrosse outguns Chatham, 19-13

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College women's lacrosse team earned a 19-13 win on Saturday over the Chatham Cougars in their 2019 home opener to extend their season-opening win streak to three.

Brianna Bacon got the scoring going for the Wolverines in the first half when she took advantage of Paige Brehm feed giving Wesley the 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game. Kristen MacConnell answered right back for Chatham with a goal of her own, tying the contest at one with 27 minutes left in the first half. Wesley would battle with Chatham to take an 8-4 lead into the halftime break.  

Chatham scored two of the first three goals in the second half, cutting Wesley's lead to 9-6 with just under 23 minutes left in regulation. Powered by five goals in just over two minutes, Wesley began to pull away with the win. A six-goal deficit in the second half would be the closest the Wesley defense would allow Chatham to get to the lead.

Fallon Fore tied her season-high with six goals in the win. Fore also recorded three draw controls, two ground balls and caused two turnovers.

Brehm tallied four goals, three draw controls, two assists and two ground balls. Kathleen Martin and Kassie Dieter both netted hat tricks for Wesley. Dieter collected a game-high five draw controls and dished out three helpers Martin handed out an assist and scooped up a ground ball.

Bacon tallied three draw controls, two goals and two ground balls. Taylor Speicher chipped in with a goal of her own in the victory.

Wesley took advantage of their free-position attempts, converting 12 shots into nine goals on the afternoon.

On defense, Emily Caldarelli tallied a game-best six ground balls. Maria Rowland recorded 10 saves to help preserve the win for Wesley.

Kerry Carr led Chatham with four goals.

Wesley (3-0) continues their homestand on Monday, Mar. 11 when they host the Rosemont Ravens with the game set to start at 7 p.m. Monday's game is the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer Game. Wesley will be collecting donations during the game and proceeds will go to the Go4theGoal Foundation to help fight the disease.