Wesley Overmatched by No. 13 UMW in CAC Opener

DOVER, Del. Wesley dropped its Capital Athletic Conference opener to No. 13 Mary Washington, 17-1, on Sunday afternoon at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The Wolverines fall to 1-2 overall, while the Eagles improve to 2-1.

Mary Washington scored the game's first 12 goals before Nina Cornog found Jen Jacobs for a goal with 18:53 left in regulation. The Eagles quickly bounced back and scored five straight to close out the game.

Alyssa Batty stopped 20 shots for the Wolverines before giving way to Katherine Cooke with 8:31 remaining. Cornog and Jorden Lutz recorded a team-high three ground balls while Cornog also led the team with four draw controls and two caused turnovers.

Megan Gersbeck (4g, 2a) and Keller Torry (2g, 4a) led the Eagles with six points each.

Wesley returns to action on March 3 when they travel to take on St. Joseph's (L.I.) in a 3:00 pm start.

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Junior Megan Gersbeck scored four goals and two assists and freshman Katie Williams added four goals and one assist to lead 13th ranked Mary Washington to a 17-1 win at Wesley in both teams' Capital Athletic Conference opener on Sunday. The Eagles improve to 2-1 on the year.

Sophomore Emily Atkinson opened the scoring for UMW at 26:57, and Williams followed with her first score just 11 seconds later. Freshman Ashlyn Dacey then scored two straight to up the lead to 4-0, and Keller Torrey followed with another.

Gersbeck then scored two straight, and Torrey scored again to up the lead to 8-0. Kara Hogan scored twice and Gersbeck added another to cap the first half scoring with UMW leading, 10-0.

Williams scored three times in the second half, with Gersbeck, Hogan, and Angela Sperbeck adding solo goals as the Eagles won, 17-1. The Eagles led in shots, 44-6, and in ground balls, 38-17. Torrey had four assists and Sperbeck three for UMW.

Kathryn Stiltz had one save in the first half and Taylor Paige and Maggie Beglau split time in the second, with Paige recording one save. The Eagles won 11 draw controls, with Karlie Fuller claiming four.

The Eagles will return to action on Wednesday when they visit Shenandoah University at 4:00 p.m.

2013-02-24



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