Women’s Lacrosse Cruises to OAC Opening Victory Over Muskingum

Megan Patrick
Megan Patrick

BEREA, Ohio -- The Baldwin Wallace University women's lacrosse team opened the Ohio Athletic Conference portion of its scheduled as it cruised to a 14-4 victory against Muskingum University on Tressel Field inside of George Finnie Stadium.

BW (6-2, 1-0 OAC) was led by junior All-Ohio Athletic Conference midfielder Kayla Miller (Hudson) as she scored a game-high five goals and added a game-high and career-high three assists for a game-high eight points.  Senior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC midfielder Maddie Russell (Lakewood/Rocky River), junior attack Caitlin Wheeler (Lake Mills, Wis./Oak Park-River Forest {Ill.}) and sophomore attack Megan Patrick (Ravenna/Kent Roosevelt) all contributed two goals.  

Muskingum (4-5, 0-1 OAC) was led Ashley Adams with two goals.

The Yellow Jackets opened the game on a 7-0 run when Russell found the back of the cage at the 7:25 mark.  The Fighting Muskies scored their first goal of the game at 2:39 when Adams converted the free position.  BW closed out the first half scoring when senior All-OAC midfielder Katie Kocher (Rocky River) scored the man-up goal with 55 seconds remaining.

The Yellow Jackets used a 6-0 run to start the second half as they extended their lead to 14-1 when junior defender Taylor Giordanengo (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) scored her first collegiate goal at the 12:02 mark.   Muskingum closed out the scoring as it tallied the final three goals with the last coming with 1:17 remaining.

BW senior netminder Amanda Getto (Medina) picked up her sixth win of the season as she faced five shots and allowed four goals with one save.

The Yellow Jackets return to action on Saturday, April 1 when they host an OAC game against Wilmington College at 1 p.m.  Fans can follow all of the action live at http://www.bwyellowjackets.com/x/0fb12.