Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo by Samantha Kelley. March 16, 2019 vs. #22 NYIT.
Mar 26, 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - - A five-goal run midway through the second half pushed Jefferson past the Wilmington University women's lacrosse team in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference opener on Tuesday afternoon at Ravenhill Field.
Back-to-back goals brought the Wildcats (3-6, 0-1 CACC) to within 8-7 with 23:54 left in regulation, but the Rams (2-3, 1-0 CACC) scored five consecutive goals over a stretch of 10 minutes and 20 seconds of game time to stretch their lead out to 13-7. It would be too much for the Wildcats to recover from.
Jefferson jumped out to leads of 1-0 and 3-1 before the Wildcats took the lead with back-to-back-to-back goals from Taylor Lambeth, Maddie Day, and Lashay Ross in the first half, 4-3, with 14:25 left in the half. But the Rams rattled off the next four goals before the Wildcats scored the final goal of the half to go into the break trailing, 7-5.
Jefferson scored the first goal out of the break before Maris Allen and Alexis Miller each scored on free position shots to bring the Wildcats to within 8-7 with 23:54 to play.
But the Rams scored five straight, including a man-down goal, to stretch the lead out to 13-7 with 11:12 left in regulation.
Delaney Steele would break the streak with a free position shot with 10:37 left, and Maddie Day scored to get the Wildcats to within 13-9 with 9:52 showing on the clock.
But the Wildcats didn't record their next shot until the 2:54 mark and only had one more shot in the game, a goal by Brooke Siebert with five seconds left, before time ran out.