Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. File photo of Maris Allen who led the Wildcats with five draw controls against Shepherd. Photo by Samantha Kelley. March 16, 2019 vs. #22 NYIT.
Mar 19, 2019
NEWARK, Del. - - The Wilmington University women's lacrosse team jumped out to an early 4-1 lead on Tuesday, but Shepherd answered with 11 of the next 12 goals to gain control and take the nonconference game, 18-8, at the WU Athletics Complex.
Playing in their final tune-up before the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference portion of their schedule begins, the Wildcats (3-5) started off hot against the Rams (3-3), turning a 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 lead with 24:42 left in the first half.
Delaney Steele got the scoring started for the Wildcats with a goal from Taylor Lambeth before Lashay Ross gave the Wildcats the lead, 2-1, with 26:57 showing on the clock. Maddie Day kept the run going with a goal from Delaney Steele before Lashy Ross added a free position goal to give the Wildcats a 4-1 lead.
But the Rams fought back and scored the next five goals of the game, regaining a 6-4 lead with 15:53 to play in the half. Brooke Siebert ended the run with a goal in front from a feed from Lashay Ross with 14:13 on the clock, but the Rams scored the final six goals of the half, including one with two seconds left before the break, to head into halftime with a 12-5 lead.
The run extended into the second half, as the Rams scored the first three goals out of the break, making it a 9-0 lead to grab a 15-5 lead with 21:18 to play. Taylor Lambeth ended the Wilmington drought with her first goal of the day, but the Rams regained a double-digit lead with back-to-back goals, 17-6.