Press Release Written by Sports Information Graduate Intern MaryKate Rumbaugh
Millersville, Pa. – A strong first half by Millersville would be too much for the Wilmington University women's lacrosse team as they fell 16-7 at Biemesderfer Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Millersville (1-1) got out to a fast start, scoring 10 of their 16 goals in the first half as Wilmington (0-2) could not surpass the first half deficit in the nonconference match up with the Marauders.
Maddie Day would score the first goal of the game for the Wildcats, her first goal of her collegiate career, to tie the game at 1-1 with 20:47 to play in the first half. Millersville would answer with back-to-back goals within the span of 56 seconds to take a 3-1 lead with 18:30 to go. Lashay Ross would net her sixth goal of the season on a feed from Maris Allen to cut the lead to one just 2:38 later.
Millersville would then go on 5-0 run to take an 8-3 lead with 4:04 to play until halftime, until Lashay Ross got one back with 1:56 left for the Wildcats. The Marauders would find the back of the net two more times before the end of the half to take a 10-3 lead.
Millersville opened the second half with the first two goals to increase their lead to 12-3, but the Wildcats answered right back with a goal from Brooke Siebert courtesy of Delaney Steele just 28 seconds after the Marauders scored. Siebert would score her second goal of the contest four minutes later to make the score 13-5, before Delaney Steele scored her second goal of the year with 18:32 left to play in regulation to decrease the score to 13-6.
Millersville would score the next three goals to increase their lead to 10, before Taylor Lambeth got on the board for the Wildcats with 5:36 to play. WilmU would get two more shots off before the end of regulation as the Marauders went on to win, 16-7.
Lashay Ross and Brooke Siebert led the Wildcats with two goals apiece as Delaney Steele (1G, 1A, 3CT), Maddie Day (1G), and Taylor Lambeth (1G) all scored for WilmU. Ross would also have four caused turnovers and six draw controls as Siebert collected four groundballs and four draw controls. Maris Allen also collected four groundballs for the Wildcats.
The women are back on the road again when they travel PSAC contender Bloomsburg on Friday. Opening whistle is set for 5:00 p.m.