LONGMEADOW, MA - Junior attacker Emma Marrs (Old Lyme, CT) tallied a season-high nine points as one of six players to record multiple points in the Wheelock College women's lacrosse team's 19-1 victory over host Bay Path College this afternoon in a New England Collegiate Conference match at Ryan Field in Longmeadow, MA. The Wildcats have won three of their last five games to improve to 4-6 overall and 3-1 in league play, while Bay Path falls to 0-8 and 0-4.
Wheelock scored the first 15 goals of the afternoon, including 14 in the first half, despite playing the entire match down a player.
Sophomore defender Brittany Morin (Holyoke, MA) scored Bay Path's lone marker of the day when she converted a feed from junior midfielder Megan Squadrito (Ellington, CT) with 22:02 left in the second half to make it 15-1.
Wheelock scored the game's final four goals.
Marrs netted four goals and added five assists for Wheelock, while classmate Valerie Ferrante (Milford, MA) racked up eight points with a goal and a game-high seven assists. Ferrante also added a ground ball and three draw controls. Junior Katie Gavin (Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA) collected five points on three goals and a pair of assists to go with three ground balls, two draw controls and a caused turnover, while classmate Molly Centore (Kennebunk, ME) scored four times in addition to picking up a ground ball, causing a turnover and possessing four draw controls. Senior middie Christina Cubera (Baltimore, MD) contributed with three goals and an assist, while adding two ground balls, three draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers and freshman midfielder Violet Vig (Glastonbury, CT) scored the first three goals of her collegiate career in addition to picking up a game and career-high five ground balls. Junior defender Nancy Crowell (Meredith, NH) also netted a goal for Wheelock.
Morin added a pair of draw controls to her day for Bay Path, while junior attacker Megan Tancredi (Newington, CT) scooped up a team-high four ground balls, won four draw controls and caused a pair of turnovers for the home team.
Freshman goalie Megan Lewis (South Berwick, ME), who leads the nation in save percentage and saves per game, earned the victory with seven stops, while sophomore Kimberly Drahushuk (Hudson, NY) turned away nine shots for Bay Path.
Wheelock will be in action again on Wednesday, April 23 when it heads to Newport, RI to take on Salve Regina University at 4:30 p.m., while Bay Path hosts Elms College on April 25 at 5:30 p.m.