Ohio Wesleyan Doubles up Saint Vincent

DELAWARE, Ohio -- Freshman attacker Annie Swanson (McLean, Va./Langley) had 2 goals during a 5-0 run that gave Ohio Wesleyan the lead for good in a non-conference win over St. Vincent on Sunday at Selby Field.

The Bearcats had taken a 2-1 lead midway through the first half on scores by Megan Fisher and Alyssa Lang.

Senior midfielder Jessica Copeland (Ligonier, Pa./Foxcroft (Va.)) tallied the tying goal, evening the game at 2-2 with 10:44 left in the first half, and freshman midfielder Meredith Wholley (Brentwood, Tenn.) put the Bishops ahead to stay with an unassisted goal less than 2 minutes later.

Swanson converted a free-position shot less than a minute after that, and senior midfielder Abbey Miller (Wollwich, Maine/Morse) and Swanson followed with scores to cap a run of 5 goals in less than 4 minutes.

St. Vincent rallied to within 7-5, cutting the deficit with scores from Kelly Naugle, Anne Roslonski, and Alyssa Lang, the last with less than a minute to play in the first half.

Copeland came back to convert a free-position shot with :23 to play, restoring the momentum to Ohio Wesleyan, and with halftime abbreviated to 5 minutes because of multiple lightning delays, the Bishops were able to carry that over to the second half, opening the period with scores from senior defender Laura Bartholomae (Homeworth/Shaker Heights) and Miller to extend their lead to 10-5.

The Bishops put the game out of reach with a 4-0 second-half run, highlighted by a goal and an assist from Miller.

Copeland and Miller contributed 3 goals and an assist apiece for Ohio Wesleyan, while Swanson finished with 3 goals and junior midfielder Marlowe Mavian (Columbus/Wellington) added 2 goals and an assist.

Sophomore Lauren Figy (Westfield, Mass.) was credited with 4 saves in the Ohio Wesleyan goal.

Naugle and Lang each had 2 goals and an assist for St. Vincent. Jennifer Forsyth started in the Bearcat goal and made 16 saves.


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