via JU press release/website, by Margaux Munick
Dover, Del. – Jacksonville Women’s Lacrosse dominated Delaware State 20-3 in its first ASUN conference match-up on Saturday.
GOALS – Ainsley Scruggs (4)
ASSISTS – Grace Hobson (2)
GROUND BALLS – Caroline Peterson (3)
DRAW CONTROLS – Lauren Ellis (8)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Jacksonville won convincingly during the first half of play against Delaware State when they went on a 13-2 run. Jacksonville had three multi-goal efforts from Brianna Samuels, Ainsley Scruggs, and Sarah Elms; all had two goals each. The Dolphins scored five goals in five minutes; Ainsley Scruggs earned back-to-back goals and an assist from Molly Brock, Grace Hobson, and Hudson Gentile (assisted by Hobson) scored in two separate man-up plays. Abby Morgan had her first goal to kick off the second quarter. Delaware scored off a free position and Jacksonville went on to score the next five goals; Lauren Craft, Sarah Elms, and Maddy Orefice earned free position goals to show the score at half time 13-2 Jacksonville.
In the final half of play, the Dolphins scored seven goals. Madeline Cloyd recorded the first goal of the half off a free position shot. In a turnover by the Hornets, Lauren Craft picked up the ground ball and made a successful play to Ainsley Scruggs, who hit net, which also earned Craft the assist. Delaware scored their third and final goal at 12:50 to show the score 16-3. Zoe Macrae, Janelle Bennardo, and Samantha Ednie scored for the Dolphins, the final score 20-3 Jacksonville.
Zoe Macrae, Janelle Bennardo, and Samantha Ednie scored their first goals.
Abby Moran had five draw controls.
Jacksonville had 14 separate goal scorers.
Jacksonville Women’s Lacrosse faces off against nationally-ranked rival Denver on Wednesday, March 22 at home.