Baldwin Wallace Snaps Two-Game Slide at Franciscan

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio Sophomore attack Victoria Budzyn (East Aurora, N.Y./ East Aurora) recorded her second consecutive hat trick and fifth of the season to lead Baldwin Wallace to a 9-6 win against Franciscan today at Memorial Field.

The win snaps a two-game slide and improves the Yellow Jackets to 4-5. Franciscan ends its season at 1-14.

In addition to Budzyn, who upped her season total to a team-high 21 goals, junior midfielder Ellen Fedick (Rochester, N.Y./ Our Lady of Mercy) scored two goals, her seventh and eighth of the season. Junior midfielder Colleen Bodkin (East Aurora, N.Y./ East Aurora) recorded a goal and an assist in the same game for the first time this season. Both Budzyn and Fedick collected a game-high four ground balls.

Sophomore Meg Gargulinski led Franciscan with two goals and two assists. Freshman Tracy McClelland and freshman Lauren Noce each added two scores.

Junior attack Becky Russell (Glenshaw, Pa./ Shaler Area) scored her first career goal at the 21:56 mark of the first half and Fedick followed with a free position goal to send the Yellow Jackets to an early 2-0 lead.

McClelland and Gargulinski tied the score with goals at 15:21 and 8:41, respectively.

Budzyn scored her first goal of the game on a free position shot at the 2:20 mark to send BW into the break with a 3-2 lead.

Bodkin extended the Yellow Jackets' lead to 4-2 with an unassisted goal just 38 seconds into the second half, but Noce scored a pair of goals six minutes later, both assisted by Gargulinski, to tie the score for the second time.

Budzyn answered the call with two unassisted goals of her own inside of one minute and BW retook a 6-4 edge. The Yellow Jackets outscored Franciscan by a 3-2 margin down the stretch to put the game on ice, including goals by Fedick, sophomore attack Nikki Bowman (Ashland/ Hillsdale), and freshman attack Jackie Buchheister (Biglerville, Pa./ Biglerville).

Junior Bridget Walsh (Elyria/Elyria Catholic) logged all 60 minutes in goal and made four saves for the Yellow Jackets. Sophomore Bethany Potvin collected 13 saves in 60 minutes of action for the Barons.

BW outshot Franciscan, 24-20, and held a 17-13 advantage in ground balls. Both teams cleared 17 of 20 attempts.

BW returns to Berea to close the program's inaugural season Tuesday, April 23 against the University of Mount Union at Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium at 7:00 p.m. Senior defenders Chandra Sudtelgte (Lakeland, Minn./ Stillwater Area) and Sam Husted (Olmsted Falls) will be honored on Senior Night in a pregame ceremony.


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