WOOSTER, Ohio - Senior Ellie Hudson-Heck's goal with 5:38 remaining in the first half jump-started a 6-0 run to close the first half as The College of Wooster women's lacrosse team topped visiting Kenyon College 12-8 on Saturday afternoon at Carl Dale Field.
Wooster (8-1, 2-0 North Coast Athletic Conference), who trailed 5-1 prior to Hudson-Heck's goal, cuts its deficit to one after a pair of goals from Abby Szlachta, who later put the Fighting Scots' on top 6-5 with 2:38 remaining in the half.
|Wooster's strong end to the first half was a big key in Saturday's win over Kenyon.|
Junior Heather Szymanski, who scored seven goals in the conference opener last week, added a pair of tallies, both of which were part of a three-goal onslaught over a span of 43 seconds. She later scored a pair in the second half, the latter of which put Wooster up 12-7 with just over six minutes left in the contest.
Hudson-Heck's free-position goal with 14:12 remaining in the game marked her 172nd career goal, moving her into a tie with W Association Hall of Fame Betty Title for second in the program annals.
Kenyon (6-2, 0-2 NCAC) opened up a 4-0 advantage just past the midway point of the first half, a clip that was highlighted by back-to-back strikes off the stick of Jane Symmes.
Szlachta and Szymanski each recorded four goals on the afternoon while Hudson-Heck had a four-point outing with two goals and a pair of assists.
Of note, the game pitted Hudson-Heck against her younger sister Cassie Hudson-Heck, who is a first-year for the Ladies. The junior Hudson-Heck finished with two goals.
The Ladies were paced by Kat Englert's three goals and Symmes game-high eight groundballs.
Wooster closes out its five-game homestand with a 6 p.m. tilt against Allegheny College (4-5, 0-0 NCAC) on Wednesday.