WLAX: Berg holds off Quakers

Photos by Kamryn Memmer
Photos by Kamryn Memmer

TIFFIN -- Friday the 13th did not rattle the Heidelberg University women's lacrosse team in a 13-9 win over Wilmington College. The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, was pushed up due to a stormy forecast.

Heidelberg ends a three-game losing skid, improving to 6-6, 2-3 in the OAC. The Quakers fall to 2-11, 0-6.

Freshman Angela Luejian led the attack with four goals, all in the first half. She now has a team-high 32 goals this season.

Dana Dudley added three goals and an assist. Anna Winnicki, Jenna Carman, and Jen Kovarik each scored twice in the win.

Lulejian scored her first of four with a goal just over a minute in. After Wilmington tied the game at two, the Berg rattled off six straight goals, extending its lead to 8-2. Of the eight goals in the period, five different Student Princes netted goals. Wilmington added one more in the final seconds of the half.

With goals by Dudley and Kovarik to open the second half, the Berg held a 10-4 lead with 20 minutes remaining. The Quakers battles back and cut the Heidelberg lead to just three goals at 11-8.

Anna Winnicki tallied her 21st goal of the season with 7:30 to play, pushing the HU lead back up to four goals. WC once again cut the deficit to three, but Carman's second strike of the day sealed the win for the Berg.

Winnicki tallied 11 draw controls for the Berg. Heidelberg struggled from the free position arc, going just 4 of 20 on free position attempts. The Quakers were an efficient 4 for 5.

Freshman goalie Jessica Ballow made three saves for the Student Princes. HU outshot Wilmington, 40-15.

The Berg dedicated the game to Lax4Life, a foundation that offers support for adolescent suicide prevention.

The Student Princes are idle until Apr. 21 for their last away game of the season. Heidelberg will travel to Capital for a 1 p.m. contest.