WATERBURY, Conn. - - The Wilmington University women's lacrosse team scored the final seven goals of the first half to lead it to a 15-5 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory at Post on Sunday afternoon at LaMoy Field.
The win was the third straight for the Wildcats (4-5, 2-0 CACC), as they controlled the scoreboard all afternoon long. Post (0-5, 0-2 CACC) couldn't put back-to-back goals on the board as the Wildcats answered every Eagle goal.
With the score tied at 1-1, the Wildcats scored the final seven goals of the first half, with Megan Card accounting for three of them. Gabby Spalt also had a large hand in the run, assisting on three of the final seven goals in the first half. La'Dae Boykin began her outstanding day with three goals and an assist in the first half as well. Shawna Chopko capped the first half scoring with her lone goal of the opening 30 minutes with the Wildcats down a player due to a yellow card.
Post ended the stretch with the first goal of the second half, but the Wildcats responded with three straight goals to regain the momentum. Spalt assisted on Boykin's fourth goal of the game before scoring the next two goals on her own to put the Wildcats up, 11-2, with 25:20 left in regulation.
The Eagles scored two of the next three goals in the game to cut the deficit to 12-4, but the Wildcats again responded with three straight goals to not allow the Eagles to get any closer. Boykin assisted on the first two goals of the spurt before capping the Wildcats' scoring on the afternoon with her fifth goal and eighth point of the afternoon.
Boykin scored five goals and added three assists to lead the offense while Spalt finished with three goals and five assists to tie Boykin with eight points. Card scored four goals as well while Chopko chipped in with two goals, five ground balls, and four caused turnovers.
Lashay Ross kept gaining possession for the Wildcats with six draw controls while adding a team high six ground balls. She also had three caused turnovers on the afternoon.
Maddie Hurm recorded 12 saves, the most stops in a win this season for the sophomore. The Wildcats scooped up more draws, 14-8, for the game, including 8-2 in the first half.
The Wildcats return to action on Wednesday when they head to Caldwell. The game will be played at Essex Valley School – West in Caldwell, N.J. with a slated opening draw of 4:00 p.m.