The Wittenberg women’s lacrosse team is making history this season, by going 4-0 within the North Coast Athletic Conference for the first time ever. It is also the first time since 2003 that the Tigers have won four games within the league, so the shellacking of Allegheny seems just that much sweeter. The Gators were defeated 21-6 last Saturday, and the win may have created the momentum Wittenberg needs to close out the season with an undefeated conference record.
Sophomore midfielder Allie Marousek started the scoring spree off for the home team with a goal assisted by junior midfielder Kellen Morrissey. Under a minute later, sophomore midfielder Francine Murzynski was assisted by senior attacker Krissy Battles, putting the Tigers up 2-0. Allegheny then recorded a score off of a free position shot, but Murzynski silenced the Gator cheers seconds later with a goal that extended Wittenberg’s lead to two.
Morrissey then assisted Battles for a goal, but Allegheny wasn’t done fighting as they answered, making the score 4-2 with under 20 minutes left in the half. Wittenberg continued scoring with three straight goals before the Gators could develop an offensive response. Allegheny would score once more before the period ended, but the Tigers tallied up multiple goals and the game went into halftime with a score of 10-4.
The Gators would be the first to put one in the back of the net in the second half, but junior midfielder Erin Guiliano answered right back for the home team with an unassisted goal, leaving the score at 11-5. Allegheny would get one more goal before being buried by the high powered Tiger offense and the conference leader showed why they are a force to be reckoned with by closing out regulation with a 15 goal deficit.
The women’s lacrosse team will look to continue their success on Wednesday, April 28, as they travel to Denison to take on the Big Red at 7 p.m.