Wolverines Stop Blazers for CAC Victory

DOVER, Del. Junior goalkeeper Alyssa Batty broke the Wesley single-season and career record for saves as the Wolverines defeated Hood, 16-9, on Saturday afternoon in CACaction at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The Wolverines move to 7-8 overall and 1-6 in the CAC.

Needing just two saves to tie the career mark, Batty stopped 16 shots on the day and now has 206 saves this season and 503 in her career.

The game didn't start the prettiest for Batty as Hood (2-14, 0-7 CAC) scored the game's first two goals but Wesley came right back to tie it on a pair of unassisted scores by senior Alyssa Prudente.

Another Blazers goal gave Hood back the lead with 18:58 left in the first half, but the Wolverines scored five straight, including two each by Jessica Franklin and Jen Jacobs, to take a 7-3 advantage at the 6:36 mark.

Hood responded with another goal but Nina Cornog and Jacobs found the back of the net before time in the first half expired, giving Wesley a 9-4 halftime lead.

The teams would trade goals three times each to open the second half but Cornog helped the Wolverines retain the momentum with her third goal of the game with 13:48 left in regulation. She would add another two goals giving her a career high five on the day. She also dished out a pair of assists for a career-best seven total points.

Cornog did not just have a great game offensively; she also caused a career-high eight turnovers, tied with Jorden Lutz for the team lead with six ground balls and controlled three draws.

Elizabeth Groom also caused three turnovers as the Wolverines caused a season-high 19 on the day.

In her final regular season home game at Wesley, Prudente tallied six points on four goals and two assists and has an outside chance to set the school career record for goals.

Jacobs also notched the hat trick for the Wolverines and added an assist.

The Blazers were led by Caitlin Lawrence (4g, 1a) and Kati Vu (2g, 4a) while Helene Butler made 15 saves between the pipes.

Wesley hosts Lancaster Bible on Monday, April 16, at 7:00 pm before wrapping up the 2012 season at Salisbury on Wednesday, April 18.

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DOVER, Del.--Junior Caitlin Lawrence scored four goals and assisted on a fifth for Hood (2-14, 0-7 CAC) but it was not enough as the Wesley Wolverines (7-8, 1-6 CAC) defeated the Blazers, 16-9, Saturday afternoon.

Lawrence scored two quick goals in the first three minutes of the game to give the Blazers the early advantage. But Wesley's Alyssa Prudente countered with two scores of her own to knot the game at 2-2 7:40 in. Kati Vu scored the first of her two goals on the afternoon to regain the lead for the Blazers at the 18:58 mark. Just 2:45 later, Wesley notched four unanswered goals to go up 7-3 with 6:36 left in the period. Lawrence then setup Julia Banks for her 20th goal of the spring to make it 7-4, and Hood trailed 9-4 at intermission.

Just as she did to start the game, Lawrence wasted no time getting the Blazers on the board in the second half, scoring her third goal of the game in the first minute off a pass from Vu. The Blazers were unable to close the gap to fewer than four goals however and the Wolverines went on to secure their first CAC win of the spring.

Banks and Vu both finished with two goals while Brigid Ayer added a goal and an assist in the second half. Helene Butler tallied 15 saves on the day while Ayer and Maria Boss gathered four ground balls for the Blazers. Jennifer Fischer forced three takeaways on defense while Moss and Amy Eyler each caused two Wolverine turnovers.

Wesley's Nina Cornog contributed seven points in the win on five goals and two assists, while Prudente registered four goals and two helpers.

Wesley outshot Hood, 51-29, but Hood won the draw battle, winning 17 of the game's 27 draws. Lawrence won nine of them on her own for Hood.

The Blazers' season finale is slated for Wednesday at Stevenson University. The Blazers and Mustangs will face off at 4:00 p.m. in Hood's final CAC game.

2012-04-14



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