PALM BEACH, Fla. - Freshman midfielder Sierra Thomas (Medina) scored a pair of goals, but the Baldwin Wallace University women's lacrosse team lost to Curry (Mass.) College, 15-5, in the 18th Annual Spring Fling in Palm Beach County Florida.
With its loss, the Yellow Jackets are 1-2 overall and next play on Friday, March 14 on its way back to Berea when they lay Columbia (S.C.) College at 6:00 p.m. With the win, the Colonels improve to 2-3 overall. They travel to Wheelock College on Tuesday, March 18 for a 3:30 p.m. game.
In addition to Thomas for BW, junior attacker Victoria Budzyn (East Aurora, N.Y./ East Aurora) and freshmen Kelsey Johnson (Carmel, Ind./ Park Tudor) and Katie Kocher (Rocky River) each had a goal. In goal, senior Bridget Walsh (Elyria/ Catholic) allowed 15 goals and made six saves. Curry,was led by sophomore midfielder Emma Bolton (Mahwah, N.J.) and senior attacker Haley Carey (New Milford, Conn.) with four goals apiece and senior Mel Brickey (Chelmsford, Mass.) who chipped in for four assists. Junior Christina Wallace (Peabody, Mass.) made eight saves in net allowing four goals and sophomore Kelton Vuilleumier (Duxbury, Mass.) made three saves allowing just one goal.
Curry outshot the BW, 28-18, and had a 30-14 advantage in ground balls. They also won 13 of the 22 draw controls.
The Colonels jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Kocher scored an unassisted goal at 16:35 to cut the deficit to 4-1. Following a Curry goal, Thomas scored the first of her two goals at 14:04 on a free position shot to make it 5-2. Following two more Curry goals, Budzyn scored at 5:59 with an assist from Kelsey Johnson to make it 7-3. But two more Colonel goals prior to the intermission left BW down 9-3 at halftime.
BW closed the gap to 9-4 at 27:36 of the second half when Thomas tallied her final goal, but four more Curry goals gave them a 13-4 lead at 13:20. BW got its final goal at 11:05 when Kelsey Johnson scored with an assist from Kocher. The Colonels added two final goals to end the scoring. (Recap courtesy of Baldwin Wallace Sports Information)