WLAX: Kovarik's big day lifts HU over Olivet

(Doug Sampson / Archived)
(Doug Sampson / Archived)
  • WLAX records first road win in program history
  • Kovarik and Dudley each score four goals
  • Winnicki and Rose each score two goals and add an assist

OLIVET, Mich. -- Four goals each from Jen Kovarik and Dana Dudley lifted the Heidelberg University women's lacrosse team to a 16-0 rout of Olivet College. After winning its first game in program history on Sunday, the Berg now has its first-ever road victory under its belt.

The Student Princes are now 2-0 on the young season while Olivet moves to 0-1.

Alex Farmer got the Berg on the board less than 30 seconds into the match. The junior scored her first goal of the season off a pass from Amanda Sugrue.

Kovarik scored two of her foul goals in the first half, the second assisted by Farmer, pushing HU ahead 3-0 midway through the first half. Less than a minute after Kovarik's second, Dudley tallied her first goal of the afternoon.

Junior Abby Rose scored twice within a 64 second span, moving the Berg up 7-0. Kovarik assisted Rose's second goal.

Dudley, Sugrue, and Anna Winnicki all scored within the final four minutes of the half, giving the visitors a comfortable 9-0 lead at the break.

After Kovarik netted her third of the day, sophomore Jenna Carman scored her first goal of the season with 25:45 remaining in the match. Following two more goals from Dudley, McKenzie Perry scored her first goal of the year of a free position attempt.

Winnicki and Kovarik rounded out the scoring for the Student Princes. Farmer and Kovarik both finished the afternoon with two assists. Dudley had the most complete line for HU, adding five ground balls and four caused turnovers to her four goals.

The Heidelberg defense worked to keep the Comets at bay, allowing just one shot which was saved by Jessica Ballow. HU peppered the Olivet defense, taking 43 shots.

Co-coach Ashley Travis on the win: "The girls worked really hard to control the pace of the game today … We were smart with the ball and maximized on our possessions."

The Berg will have a 10-day hiatus before playing at Hollins College on Mar. 10. Game time in Virginia is scheduled for 1 p.m.