BRISTOL, R.I. - The Wheaton College women's lacrosse team could not overcome an 11 goal first half against Roger Williams Tuesday night, going onto lose 17-9 in a non-conference match-up.
Trailing 3-0, Hannah Gasperoni put the Lyons on the board after converting a free-position shot, but was answered by six Roger Williams goals that spanned the next 12 minutes. Lilly Callahan netted Wheaton's next goal, sending the Lyons into half trailing 11-2.
Wheaton was able to pick up its offense in the second half, starting with a Molly Covarrubias goal. Covarrubias hooked up with Angela Mallis for the next Lyon goal, before Mallis found the back of the net again with 12:46 to go. Gasperoni scored her second goal of the game two minutes later, which was followed by two goals from Covarrubias and a free-position goal from Amy Livermore.
Despite their second half goals, the Lyons were unable to stop the Hawks from netting six more goals of their own to win the game 17-9.
Wheaton returns to the field on Saturday, March 25 at Keene State for a 4 p.m. contest. The game was rescheduled from March 10.