WHEELING – The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team left everything they had on the field in their Mountain East Conference tournament semi-final match-up with the host Wheeling Jesuit Lady Cardinals tonight at Bishop Schmitt Field.
The final score was 13-7 but the contest was a lot closer than the final score indicated.
Kim Lubic (pictured) gave Wesleyan a quick 1-0 lead after 70 seconds of action with an unassisted goal.
Wheeling Jesuit scored the next two over a two-minute period, but Wesleyan responded two goals of their own for a 3-2 lead.
Wheeling Jesuit scored two more for a 4-3 lead but Madeline Gorzka tied the game at the 8:44 mark of the first half with an unassisted goal.
The Lady Cardinals scored the final two goals of the first half for a 6-4 lead at the intermission.
Wheeling Jesuit came out of the break and scored two minutes into the second half for a 7-4 advantage.
Seager scored again with another unassisted goal two minutes later to make it a 7-5 contest.
Over the next 19 minutes of action, Wheeling Jesuit scored three straight for a 10-5 advantage with seven minutes remaining.
Wesleyan kept fighting as Lubic tallied her third goal of the game at the 6:47 mark with the assist going to Madison Duvall.
Duvall scored her own goal a minute later to bring Wesleyan to within three, at 10-7, with 5:35 left in the contest.
Wesleyan though couldn't get any closer as Wheeling Jesuit scored the games' final three goals.
Wheeling Jesuit led in shots-on-goal by a 23-11 margin.
Wesleyan keeper Alexus Bonner turned away 10 shots.
The Lady Bobcats ended their year with a 4-11 record.
Shepherd defeated UVa.-Wise by an 17-6 score in the other semi-final clash today.
Wheeling Jesuit will play Shepherd Sunday at 1 p.m. for the MEC Championship.
(Photo courtesy of WJU SID Office)