Women's Lax Drops Home Contest to Widener

Women's Lax Drops Home Contest to Widener

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's lacrosse team fell, 16-10, to Widener University Saturday afternoon on Birdsong Field. With the result, the Marlins slide to 3-3 on the year while the Pride move to 2-2.

Widener got out to an early lead against the Marlins as they notched four of the contest's first five goals. Virginia Wesleyan answered back though, as goals from Renee Burt and Liza Holford narrowed the deficit to just one. The Marlins would remain within one until the final minutes when the Pride notched three quick ones to give them an 8-5 lead going into halftime.

In the second, the Marlins opened up with two goals, but Widener kept distancing themselves from VWU and eventually sealed up the win.

Burt finished the day with a career-high five goals, adding to her team-leading 16 on the season. Rachel Fuller and Holford would each produce two while Tori Manahan registered one.

On 50-50 balls, the Marlins held the edge as they scooped up 35 groundballs compared to the Pride's 28. Holford recorded a team-high six while Mikayla Callahan and Jordan Moilanen each finished with four.

Moilanen played all 60 minutes in net, racking up 12 saves in the process.

Women's lacrosse will return to action at 12 p.m. on March 18 as the team squares off against Hope College in a neutral site game in Hilton head, S.C.