NEWTON, MA- Junior Jessica Strock (Centerville, MA/Barnstable) broke a 27th-minute tie before netting the winner less than 10 minutes later to lead the Wheaton College field hockey team past Lasell College, 4-2 on Saturday at Grellier Field. The Lyons improved to 3-1 while staying undefeated in four meetings with the Lasers. The hosts remained winless at 0-3.
Strock tallied two goals and an assist for Wheaton, while sophomore Emily Asack (Stoughton, MA/Stoughton) notched one marker and two helpers. Senior Andrea Bagley (Foxboro, MA/Foxboro) made four saves.
The Lyons held advantages of 24-9 in shots and 10-1 in penalty corners, pressing Lasell sophomore keeper Erin Norton (Yarmouth, ME/Yarmouth) into making 10 stops.
Senior Alex Block (Saratoga, CA/Saratoga) put Wheaton in front after 9:49, with the marker tying her for sixth in program history with 21 career tallies. She also moved into a tie for eighth in school annals with 50 points.
Lasell knotted the contest in the 20th minute, but Strock struck off an Asack feed at 26:48 to put the Lyons on top heading into intermission. The tandem converted the eventual game-winner just 9:30 later, with Strock's second marker making it 3-1 at 36:18. The hosts forged a one-goal game at 40:11, but Asack produced the final tally at 49:52 thanks to Strock's assist.
Wheaton is off until next weekend, when the Lyons head to the William Smith College Classic in New York. The Blue and White opposes Saint Lawrence University on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and takes on the hosts on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.