Marlins Roll to 20-6 Victory over WildCats

Becca Winslow had five goals Friday night
Becca Winslow had five goals Friday night

Marlins Roll to 20-6 Victory over WildCats

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan College women's lacrosse team cruised to a 20-6 victory over Randolph College in ODAC play Friday night.

Randolph took an early lead as Leah Hughes notched an unassisted score at 28:58.

A three goal run started by Becca Winslow and ended by Ashley Campos at 22:14 quickly put the Marlins on top 3-1.

Hannah Bradley cut the Marlin lead back down to single goal as she put one in the back of the cage just two minutes later.

For the next 10 minutes scoring went back and forth between the two ODAC opponents with Liza Holford, Marie Lerch, and Jaquelyn Gabaldon scoring for the Marlins. Gabaldon's goal at 9:58 put the Marlins up 7-4 and sparked a four-goal run for Virginia Wesleyan.

The WildCats were able to put a stop to the relentless Marlin offense at 3:33 as Katie Jones posted Randolph's fifth goal of the match to make the score 10-5.

Avery Frangelli and Becca Winslow both went on to score before the end of the half to give the Marlins their biggest halftime lead of the season, 12-5.

The second half was dominated by the Marlin attack with four goals coming in just the first four minutes of the second to go up by 11. Megan Schallock recorded her second and third goals of the night to get the offense rolling. Becca Winslow and Frangelli added to Schallock's two goals by tallying one each to help VWC pull away.

Ally Godau tallied the first two collegiate goals of her career late in the match, coming on just two shots. Becca Winslow finished with five goals while Lerch, Frangelli, and Schallock had three goals each.

Chelsea Marciniak led scoring for Randolph (3-10/0-5) with two goals and assist while goalie Chrissy Shackleford made an impressive 11 saves.

Virginia Wesleyan (2-12/1-6) will return to action Wednesday at 4:30, hosting Sweet Briar on Senior Day. Gabaldon will be recognized in a pre-match ceremony.