The Wilmington College women’s lacrosse team opened the 2016 with a 21-6 loss to Division II Ursuline Saturday in non-conference action on Townsend Field in Williams Stadium.
Wilmington falls to 0-1 overall, while Ursuline improves to 1-0.
“We had a lot of good moments and made some good connections,” said Wilmington head coach Brett Yenger. “This is the best first game we’ve had especially starting off with such a challenging opponent. We have a lot of room for improvement, but nothing we can’t fix for the next game.”
Five different players scored for the Fightin’ Quakers. Senior Loryn Bryson (Carlisle) was the only Wilmington player with multiple goals, scoring the first and last goals in the second half.
Senior Stephanie Belz (Gahanna Lincoln), junior Kiki Hall (Westerville Central), senior Abby Jude (Lancaster Fairfield Union) and junior Nikki Northern (Chaminade Julienne) all scored.
Hall won half of Wilmington’s 12 draw controls, while sophomore Abby Englehart (Westerville North) had a team-high two ground balls.
Ursuline was 20-of-23 in clear attempts, while WC was 17-of-28 in its clear attempts.
Wilmington committed 13 turnovers, and the Arrows had 11.
Ursuline was called for three yellow cards.
Senior Katie Bennett, 0-1 overall, (Frontier) recorded six saves on 23 shots.
Wilmington travels to Waynesburg 2 p.m. March 7 in non-conference action.