Bodkin’s Career Day Extends Yellow Jacket Record Setting Winning Streak

Colleen Bodkin
Colleen Bodkin

OLIVET, Mich. – Senior attack Colleen Bodkin (East Aurora, N.Y.) scored a career-high five goals and added one assist as the Baldwin Wallace University women's lacrosse team won its school-record seven straight game with an 18-2 defeat of Olivet (Mich.) College at the Cutler Athletic Complex.

During the seven game-winning streak, the Yellow Jackets (8-2) have outscored their opponents 121-48; including 57-10 over the last three games.

In addition to Bodkin for BW, freshman midfielder Maddie Russell (Lakewood/Rocky River) talllied two goals and four assists and freshman midfielder Sierra Thomas (Medina) had two goals and three assists.  Junior midfielder Cara Wood (Shaker Heights/Laurel) recorded two goals ande two assists and junior attack Nikki Bowman (Ashland/Hillsdale) recorded two goals. Five other Yellow Jackets contributed a goal each. 

Olivet (0-6) got a goal each from Taylor Guarnaccia and Mackenzie Inman.

BW scored 12 unanswered goals in the first half and held the Comets to just three shots on-goal.   The Yellow Jackets led by Bodkin with a hat-trick and Maddie Russell and Dawson with two goals each in the opening half.

After a goal by Kocher to open the second half, Olivet scored its first goal of the game when Guarnaccia tallied the unassisted score at the 21:50 mark.  BW scored five more goals in the second half with the last coming by Bowman with 1:23 remaining.   The Comets got their only other score when Inman scored unassisted at 16:20.

In goal, senior Bridget Walsh (Elyria/ Elyria Catholic) played 30 minutes in the first half and did not allow a goal for the second straight game with three saves as she improved to 8-2 overall.   Freshman Gabrielle Nondorf (Indianapolis, Ind. /Bishop Chatard) played 30 minutes in the second half and allowed two goals with three saves.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action this week a pair of home games.   BW first hosts Hiram College in a non-conference game on Wednesday, April 2 on Tressel Field at 7:30 p.m. The Yellow Jackets end the week when it hosts the College of Wooster in a non-conference game on the Tressel Field at 7:30 p.m.   Fans can follow or watch both games via live stats and video at

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