Seven different Lyons find back of net in 15-9 victory at Gordon

WENHAM, MA- Seven different Wheaton College women's lacrosse players, led by sophomore Hailey Colburn's (Concord, NH/Concord) five-goal attack, found the back of the net during the Lyons' 15-9 victory at non-league foe Gordon College on Tuesday at the Brigham Athletic Complex.

Improving to 3-5 overall, the Lyons are now 9-2 against the Fighting Scots dating back to 1998.  Gordon dropped its second straight contest to fall to 2-4.

Colburn added an assist to cap her six-point night, while sophomore Brittany Whynot (Fountain Hills, AZ/Fountain Hills) notched her second hat trick in as many games.  She also had an assist.  Classmate Sydney Ferguson (Jamestown, RI/North Kingstown) added two markers and a helper.

Junior Kathryn Sudbey (Sandy Hook, CT/Newtown) scored twice, while sophomore Katie Powers (Ashburnham, MA/Cushing Academy) finished with one tally and an assist.

Wheaton used three different goalies for the first time this season, with junior starter Marianna Marcellino (Milton, MA/Thayer Academy) making two stops before freshman Stephanie Hoomis (Duxbury, MA/Duxbury) had a pair in relief and earned the win.  In her initial action of the spring, freshman Julie Stubbs (Newington, CT/Loomis Chaffee School) made one save during the final 19:20 of the contest.

Sophomore Jocie Knaus (Kensington, CT/The Master's School) had four goals for Gordon, classmate Jordan Alexander (Portland, ME/Portland) added three, and freshman Amelia Vierstra (Concord, MA/Concord Carlisle) made nine saves.

Colburn and Whynot gave the visitors a 2-0 edge by the 24:34 mark of the first half before Gordon knotted the contest at 18:02.  Ferguson's tally with 17:31 to play made it 3-2, but the Fighting Scots once again tied the score 1:14 later.  It was all Wheaton after that, as the Lyons went on a half-ending 7-0 run in securing a comfortable 10-3 advantage at the break.

Four of the Blue and White's seven goals came off free-position shots, while Colburn and Whynot each contributed a pair of tallies during the stretch.  The hosts scored twice to open the second frame and cut their deficit to 10-5, but the Lyons answered with two to push the advantage back to seven by 19:31.  The Fighting Scots managed to narrow the gap to six goals on two occasions but came no closer, as Wheaton led 15-7 with less than five minutes to go.

The Lyons remain on the road for the eighth time in nine games on Thursday when they travel to Amherst College for a 7:00 p.m. start.  The Lord Jeffs are currently receiving national votes in the most recent Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll.

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