LAGRANGE, Ga. - The NC Wesleyan College women's lacrosse team continued their winning streak on Saturday by defeating conference foe LaGrange College (Ga.) 15-12 on the road for their 3rd straight win.
Sophomore midfielder Ali Cucinotta led the Bishops with 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points as she scored her 100th career goal in the win as well. She also led the team in draw control wins with 8 as well as ground balls with 5 and caused turnovers with two.
Wesleyan got out to a 9-5 lead at halftime as they scored the final four goals of the first half with three from freshman midfielder Madeline Graham after LC had tied the Bishops at 5 with 11 minutes left in the half.
LC then went on a 6-2 run to start the second half and rally back to tie the Bishops at 11 goals apiece with 19 minutes to play. However, the Ladies would then step up their defense and with the help of 7 saves from freshman goalie Millenia Crespo, the Bishops would go on to hold the Panthers to just one goal over the rest of the half.
The Bishops would outscore the Panthers 4-1 for the win as they improve to 3-10 on the season and 3-4 in the conference. Wesleyan is now in 7th in the USA South while LaGrange falls to 0-6. NC Wesleyan now has their most wins in a season since 2007 and their most conference wins in school history. They have also won 3 consecutive games for the first time in school history and 3 straight conference games as well.
Graham ended up finishing the game with 4 goals and two draw wins while fellow freshman attacker Grace Look also had a good game scoring 3 goals while assisting on two more and winning five draws. Freshman midfielder Kailey Andrasko also scored two goals and picked up two ground balls while junior attacker Alyssa Clark scored her first goal of the season as well.
The Bishops are back in action when they return home to host Greensboro College on Wednesday at 4 PM.