Dover, DE – The USMMA women's lacrosse team competed in the first game in program history Saturday afternoon, a 16-2 loss at the hands of Wesley. Alexandra Winfree (Millstone, NJ) netted the historic first goal while Elizabeth Noonan (Charlottesville, VA) contributed the assist. Kristen Bell (New City, NY) contributed an unassisted marker of her own while goaltender Kelly Allison (Palos Verdes, CA) registered six saves between the pipes.
Wesley (1-1) was paced by four goals and one assist from Jen Jacobs as the home team outshot the Mariners, 25-8, including 22-6 in shots on goal. Wesley opened the game with nine straight goals before Winfree and Noonan combined to put USMMA on the scoreboard.
Merchant Marine (0-1) got a team leading four ground balls as well as one caused turnover from Rachel Smith (Broomfield, CO). Bell took five of the Mariners shots and her first goal of the season made it a 14-2 game ten minutes into the second half. USMMA limited Wesley to just two goals in the final 21:42 of regulation.
The USMMA women's lacrosse team returns to the field for its first home game on March 12 in a tilt with Mount St. Vincent at 5:00 pm at Brooks Stadium.