BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team couldn't overcome an early six-goal deficit as their two-game winning streak came to an end with a 15-9 setback to the Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks today in a non-conference clash at Ross Field.
Roberts Wesleyan scored their six goals in the first 13 minutes of the opening half.
Just little over a minute later, Kim Lubic scored an unassisted goal to make it a 6-2 game.
Loren Dunn scored for Roberts Wesleyan at the 12:03 mark to increase the Roberts Wesleyan lead to 7-2.
Nearly seven minutes would tick off the clock before another score.
Lubic scored on a free position shot, and after a Roberts Wesleyan goal, Schaffner scored again to make it an 8-4 contest.
Ali Fox scored the final two goals of the half as Roberts Wesleyan took a 10-4 lead into the break.
That cut the lead to five, at 12-7.
Roberts Wesleyan scored the next two goals to open up their biggest lead, at seven, at 14-7, with 8:31 left in the game.
Schaffner and Madison Duvall scored consecutive goals on free position shots to close the margin to 14-9 for Wesleyan.
Cassley Jackowski scored the game's final goal with five seconds left for Roberts Wesleyan to wrap up the scoring.
Roberts Wesleyan owned a 26-20 advantage in shots and a 23-16 lead in shots-on-goal.
The Lady Bobcats won 17 of the 26 draw controls.
The loss drops the Lady Bobcats to 3-5 overall.
They will begin MEC play this Friday when they travel to Notre Dame College.
The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)