By Kellie Lagoy
Virginia Wesleyan’s Women’s Lacrosse team saw a blowout victory in their second game of the season against the Ferrum College Panthers.
The contest was held at the L.R. Hill Complex at Old Dominion University due to unfavorable field conditions at Virginia Wesleyan. The first saw ten goals coming from the Marlins, and five of them came from rookie Megan Shallock.
Shallock’s first three goals were the first three of the game, and two more came from junior Tianna Garland and senior Brooke Cabeceiras. After five uncontested goals, the Panthers put in two out of only three in the first half. Marlins tallied four more before the next Ferrum goal came, and with a minute remaining Shallock put in her fifth and the final goal of the half. The Marlins had a 10-3 lead.
Just five minutes in the Panthers opened up the scoring, but their momentum would stop cold after that. Virginia Wesleyan answered with two goals from senior Carla Williams that were less than two minutes apart. The two squads traded goals, but Virginia Wesleyan had the final spurt of energy with three unanswered goals. The Marlins walked away with a 16-7 victory and their first win of the season.
Junior goalkeeper Madison Carroll started the game and played for the first half. In her 30 minutes she tallied five saves on the only eight shots she faced. Senior Catie Amasia stood in net for the final 30 minutes and recorded six saves on ten Ferrum opportunities.
The Marlins next game will happen on March 4, and they will face Nuemann on their home field at 4 p.m.