Marlins Cruise to Victory Over Visiting Terriers

Marlins Cruise to Victory Over Visiting Terriers

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's lacrosse cruised to 20-4 victory over Hiram College Wednesday evening at Birdsong Field. With the win, the Marlins improve to 3-1 on the year while the Terriers move to 3-2.

The offense got rolling quick for the Marlins as they netted the game's first seven goals. Hiram scored one of their own to break onto the scoresheet, but VWU kept pounding as they put up six more two the Terriers two by the end of the half. The second half spelled much of the same, with Hiram only scoring one and the Marlins tagging them for seven more.

Nine different players on the home side recorded a goal including a team-high five from Megan Shallock. Jordan Callahan and Liza Holford each had solid days as well, collecting three a piece in the 60 minutes of play. Also recording goals on  the night were Avery Frangelli, Becca Winslow and Abby Shope, who all had two and Ashley Campos, Jeritza DeJesus and Renee Burt who had one.

On the draw, Virginia Wesleyan dominated as the squad controlled 19 of the 26 taken. Leading the way was Tori Manahan who collected a career-high eight. The Marlins also held a +12 advantage on 50-50 balls, with Campos scooping a team-high eight.

Despite taking penalties, the squad did well to manage them as they only allowed one man up goal on five attempts and scored two a man down.

Time in the net was split between Jordan Moilanen and Mike Hairston as Moilanen stopped four shots through the first 30 minutes and Hairston turned aside one in the final 30.

Women's lacrosse will be back in action at 4 p.m. on Wednesday as the squad welcomes Delaware Valley University to Virginia Beach.