BOSTON, MA – Sophomore attacker Emma Marrs (Old Lyme, CT) tied the school record with 10 points on seven goals and three assists to lead the Wheelock College women's lacrosse team over visiting Daniel Webster College, 19-5, this afternoon in a New England Collegiate Conference match at Winsor Field in Boston, MA. The Wildcats improve to 1-6 overall and 1-0 in the NECC opener, while the Eagles fall to 0-2 and 0-1.
It was a record-setting day for Wheelock, establishing new school standards for ground balls in a game (32), draw controls (21) and caused turnovers (24).
The Wildcats netted the first 11 goals of the afternoon, including four each from Marrs and junior midfielder Katie Gavin (Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA). Senior middie Despina Savvoulides (Norwalk, CT) scored twice in the first half and sophomore Molly Centore (Kennebunk, ME) also tallied a goal.
Senior midfielder Kaylea Parkin (Red Hook, NY) took advantage of Wheelock having two players in the penalty area and put Daniel Webster on the board with 10 ticks remaining in the opening period to make it 11-1.
Junior midfielder Christina Cubera (Baltimore, MD) took a feed from freshman attacker Anna Shuqom (Brookline, MA) and scored the first goal of the second half for the Wildcats with 27:12 to go, before the Eagles answered with a pair of goals. Sophomore attacker Alexis Pavelock (Saratoga Spring, NY) scored twice in a span of 70 seconds to cut the deficit to 12-3 for the visitors with 24:34 to play in the match. Savvoulides and Parkin traded scores to keep it a nine-goal deficit at 13-4, before Marrs and Pavelock also matched goals to make it 14-5 with 15:46 showing in the second half.
Wheelock tallied the final five goals of the match, including Marrs' record-tying score with 4:59 left in the match to give her a team-high 21 goals on the season and the home team a 19-5 advantage.
Marrs added a pair of ground balls to her point total for the Wildcats, while Savvoulides and Centore both finished with five points apiece on three goals and two assists. Centore also picked up two ground balls, won four draw controls and caused three turnovers, while Savvoulides scooped up four ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers. Gavin ended the day with four goals, six draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Shuqom, along with Marrs, set a new school record for assists with three in addition to coming up with a ground ball. Freshman Kaitlyn Donnelly (Atkinson, NH) led the defense for Wheelock with a school-record seven caused turnovers and also tied the school standard with eight ground balls to go with a draw control.
Pavelock led the Eagles with four points on three goals and an assist, while adding five ground balls, three caused turnovers and a draw control. Parkin tallied two goals, picked up three ground balls, caused three turnovers and won a draw control, while junior defender Jennifer Fredericks (Beacon Falls, CT) scooped up three ground balls and caused three turnovers to lead the defense.
Sophomore goalie Erika Belmore (Mattapoisett, MA) earned the victory in her first collegiate start in net for the Wildcats with 10 saves, while freshman goalie Lauren Carrick (Pelham, NH) stopped nine shots for Daniel Webster.
Wheelock will be in action again on Monday, April 8 when it hosts Anna Maria College on the Winsor Field at 7:00 p.m., while the Eagles return to play on April 11, hosting University of Saint Joseph (CT) at 4:00 p.m.