The College of Wooster women's lacrosse team reached the 20-goal mark for the first time this season on Thursday night, as it overwhelmed Linfield College by a final score of 20-3 in a match-up of an undefeated team versus a winless team, played under the lights at McMinnville, Ore.
Wooster (4-0), which scored 20-plus goals six times last year, dictated action throughout. In fact, the Fighting Scots constructed a 7-0 lead before even allowing Linfield (0-5) to record a shot.
On offense, Wooster worked the ball around for high-quality shots, connecting on five of its opening eight to take a 5-0 advantage less than seven minutes into the game. Ellie Hudson-Heck accounted for three of those goals.
The Scots later extended it to 8-0 on a Michaela Lawrence tally before the Wildcats cracked the scoreboard around the midway point of the half.
Next, Wooster closed with five unanswered goals for a lead of 13-1 at the end of the first half, which featured five goals and an assist by Hudson-Heck.
The Scots utilized the second half as an opportunity to play many of their younger players, with six of seven goals being scored by first-years or sophomores, including three from Laura Papp.
In addition to Hudson-Heck and Papp, Lawrence and Abby Szlachta contributed hat tricks. Szlachta passed out an assist for a four-point outing, while Heather Szymanski contributed two goals and two assists during the winning effort.
Also notable, the game represented a match-up of sisters Helena Enders and Kat Enders, with the former being a sophomore attacker for Wooster and the latter the head coach at Linfield.
The Scots will complete their three-game swing in Oregon on Sunday versus Whitman College (1-5).