VIRGNIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's lacrosse team dropped its tilt with Shenandoah, 15-9, Saturday afternoon at Birdsong Field. With the loss, the Marlins move to 4-4 on the season and 0-1 in conference action. Shenandoah improves to 6-3 on the year (1-0 ODAC).
Shenandoah got out to an early 2-0 lead but the Marlins answered back, knotting it up with goals from Abby Shope and Ashley Campos. The Hornets would best the Marlins through the rest of the period though, outscoring VWU 5-0.
Down 7-2 coming out of the intermission, the Marlins found some offense in junior midfielder Tori Manahan. Manahan opened up the period with three-straight free position attempts, executing on every one of them. The Hornets would push the deficit back up to four goals as they notched the next two, but Virginia Wesleyan continued to press. The pressure worked as the Marlins got within on goal on a Campos score, narrowing to just 9-8 with 18:06 left in regulation. The team could not get over the hump though and would end up falling 15-9.
Manahan would finish the day with five points, cashing in four goals and assisting on another. Campos and Shope would each end with two goals and Alyssa Bernal would also be credited with one.
Jordan Moilanen would play all but the final minute between the pipes, stopping 10 Hornet shots.
Women's lacrosse returns to action at 4 p.m. on Wednesday as the team heads to Bridgewater for another ODAC battle.