AURORA, N.Y. – The Wells College women's lacrosse team exploded for 12 goals in the first half and never looked back en route to a 21-14 victory over the Lancaster Bible College Chargers in North Atlantic Conference West Division action Saturday afternoon in Aurora. With the victory the Express improve to 1-4 (1-0 NACW), while the Chargers fall to 0-7 (0-1 NACW).
Courtney Grosser (Penfield, N.Y.) paced the Express finishing with a career high eight goals and three assists, Madeline Bass (Lemon Grove, Calif.) added six goals and three assists, Sarah Allen (Clay, N.Y.) chipped in four goals and two assists, Avary McKinney (Rochester, N.Y.) finished with two goals and Savannah Tucker (Rochester, N.Y.) finished with one goal and one assist to round out the scoring for Wells.
The Express scored the first give goals and would lead 11-4 with 5:48 remaining. The Chargers cut the lead to five on two straight goals, but Bass scored with 1:59 remaining to give Wells a 12-6 lead heading into the break.
After goals by Allen and Bass to open the second half gave Wells their largest lead at eight (14-6), the Chargers rallied with three straight goals to pull within five (14-9). The Express mounted a rally of their own, riding the scoring touch of Grosser, who netted four straight goals to give Wells a commanding 18-10 lead as they would go on to earn their first victory season.
Bethane Wright (Weedsport, N.Y.) earned the victory in net for Wells finishing with three saves. The Express held the advantage in ground balls (22-14) and shots (30-29) while finishing 7-14 on clear attempts.
Whitney Heise led the Chargers with five goals and two assists, while Ellie Hoover, Rebekah Weidel, and Danielle Good each scored two goals to round out the highlights for Lancaster. Becky Meyer finished with eight saves in the loss for the Chargers.
The Express return to action tomorrow when they take on Wilson College at 3 p.m. in Aurora.