Tewksbury, Sabol both record hat-tricks
BEVERLY, Mass. – The Wheaton College women's lacrosse team fell to Endicott College, 12-9, on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action.
Sophomores Jenna Tewksbury (Concord, N.H./Concord) and Brooke Sabol (Landgrove, Vt./Burr & Burton Academy)each recorded hat tricks, while senior co-captain Leila Mills (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick), junior Melanie Sharick (Amherst, Mass./Amherst) and sophomore Kelsie Jenquine (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) netted one goal apiece. Sophomore attack Allie Bush (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) dished out four helpers.
Endicott's Emily Whitney (Rye, N.H./Portsmouth) led all scorers with four goals, while freshman Meghan Lennon (Canton, Mass./Canton) recorded a hat trick.
Wheaton's junior goalkeeper Katy Ananian (Belmont, Mass./Belmont) turned away five shots, while Endicott senior Ryan Socolow (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy) recorded four saves.
The Gulls outshot the Lyons, 21-18, and converted 11 of 15 clears. They also scooped 18 ground balls and scored three of five free position attempts. The Lyons won 15 draw controls, highlighted by Tewksbury, who finished with six. Wheaton converted 8 of 14 clears and scored on two of four free position attempts.
Sharick and Tewksbury provided the visitors with a 2-0 lead before Endicott answered with a 7-0, which was started by juniorEllie Clayman (Beverley, Mass./Beverley). Tewksbury halted the run with a strike at 9:26, which was followed by tallies from Mills and Sabol at 6:37 and 1:22.
Wheaton evened the score at 7-7 at 23:50 in the second half when Sabol located the back of Endicott's cage on an unassisted strike. Both teams swapped goals until Clayman recorded her second marker of the contest at 7:39, which pushed the hosts ahead for good.
Both Endicott and Wheaton return to action next week with the Lyons traveling to Bridgewater State on Tuesday, March 18 for a 7 p.m. opening draw, while the Gulls travel to Bates College for a 4:30 p.m. start on Wednesday, March 19.