via Keiser press release
Score: No. 1 Keiser 23, Tennessee Wesleyan 4 Records: No. 1 Keiser (3-0), Tennessee Wesleyan (0-1) Location: TWU Athletic Complex, Athens, Tenn.
No. 1 Keiser women’s lacrosse used a huge second quarter to cruise past the Bulldogs of Tennessee Wesleyan on Wednesday in Athens, Tennessee.
Keiser 6, TWU 3
opened the scoring in the game with a goal at the 13:57 mark. Madison Andrews Back-to-back goals by the Bulldogs saw Keiser with their first deficit of the season with 11:16 left in the first. The Seahawks would respond with a five-goal run beginning with at the 9:56 mark and ending with Hayley Frew putting KU up 6-2 with 3:00 to play. Lena Finkelstein TWU scored the final goal of the period with 1:50 left as Keiser led going into the second, 6-3.
Keiser 15, TWU 3
The Seahawks offense exploded in the second quarter, scoring nine uncontested goals in the period. Additionally, nine different players scored one goal apiece as Frew, , Valeria Lomaglio , Melanie Brown , Rachel McLaughlin , Haley Knudsen , Cameron Hanna , Mia Dyson , and Finkelstein all tallied goals. Leanza Gibaud Keiser’s nine second-quarter goals put them ahead 15-3 heading into the midway point.
Keiser 18, TWU 4
The third quarter was much more quiet with just four goals being scored. Andrews netted her hat trick with 11:59 showing to put Keiser up 16-3. Lomaglio followed with her second of the game at the 5:23 mark. Following a Bulldogs score, found the back of the net with 1:45 remaining in the period to give the Seahawks an 18-4 lead heading to the fourth Sydney Passaro
Keiser 23, TWU 4
Following Andrews’ fourth goal of the contest, put in her first goal as a Seahawk to bring the Keiser lead to 20-4 with 10:17 showing, Ashtyn Stoor Hanna scored back-to-back goals separated by nearly six minutes to secure her hat trick with 1:21 left on the clock. Lomaglio earned her hat trick with 20 seconds left in the game to seal the deal and put KU up 23-4.
1: made the lone KU save as the Bulldogs managed just five shots on goal. Cassidy Green 3: Three different hat tricks from last game as Andrews (4), Lomaglio, and Hanna completed the three-goal feat. 4: Wednesday marked the fourth meeting of the two sides with Keiser improving to 3-1 in the series. 4: led the Seahawks with four groundballs on the afternoon. Jasmine Sidawi 13: 13 different Seahawks scored in Wednesday’s matchup with Tennessee Wesleyan. 13: Keiser’s 13 assists as a team tied a season-high and fifth-best in program history mark with the game against Webber. 36: The Seahawks had a season-high 36 points in the contest, ranking fifth-best in program history. 50: Head Coach reached win number 50 in her Keiser career. Lauren Bennett
No. 1 Keiser Points: Andrews (5) Goals: Andrews (5) Assists: Lomaglio/McLaughlin/Reddington/Gibaud (2) Draw Controls: Andrews/Lomaglio (3) Ground Balls: Sidawi (4) Caused Turnovers: Sidawi/McLaughlin/Reddington/Parker (1) Saves: Green (1) Tennessee Wesleyan Points: Alexander (2) Goals: Alexander (2) Assists: N/A Draw Controls: Ritter (6) Ground Balls: Huffman (4) Caused Turnovers: Schoemehl (2) Saves: Huffman (6)
Keiser will get one day of rest before traveling to face the No. 2 Life Running Eagles on Friday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Marietta, Ga.