Cazenovia, NY - The Cazenovia College women's lacrosse team continued their winning ways on Sunday afternoon as the Wildcats defeated the Screaming Eagles of St. Elizabeth 15-10 at Christakos Field.
With the win the Wildcats made it three straight conference victories and improve their record to (4-6, 3-2 NEAC). St. Elizabeth falls to (0-7, 0-3 NEAC) on the season.
The game opened with a quick goal by Nicole Rios of the Screaming Eagles less than a minute into the contest to give St. Elizabeth a 1-0 lead. Wildcats senior Jessica Cramer responded with two goals of her own only minutes later to put Cazenovia ahead 2-1.
Tied at two goals apiece, midway through the first half the Wildcats provided some breathing room scoring the games next three goals. Freshman Tracy Johnston scored an unassisted goal followed by back to back goals from sophomore Abby Webster to put Cazenovia ahead 5-2. The three goal advantage was all Cazenovia needed as they cruised into halftime with a 7-4 lead.
Cazenovia increased their advantage after halftime as juniors Kali Davis and Daejah Werntz scored early in the second half to give the Wildcats a five goal lead; 9-4. The Screaming Eagles continued to threaten but it was the play of freshman Kaitlin Sheppard the kept Caz in full control. Sheppard poured in four second half goals to pace the Wildcats in a 15-10 victory, their third straight in conference.
Freshman Abigail Kortz earned her fourth win of the season between the pipes saving 13 Screaming Eagle shot attempts.
Sheppard and Cramer each added four goals apiece while Werntz poured in three to pace the Wildcats offensively.
Cazenovia returns to Christakos Field this Tuesday for a non-conference contest against the Hawks of Hilbert College at 4 pm.