MARIETTA -- The Heidelberg University women's lacrosse team took care of business in their conference opener away to Marietta College on Saturday afternoon.
The Student Princes improved their record to 5-3, while the startup program of Marietta dropped to 1-7.
Angela Lulejian once again paced the Berg in scoring as she tallied her fourth five-goal game of the season. Emmy Flottman-Mullen scored her second career hat-trick in a Berg uniform, while Jenna Carman added her fourth two-goal game of the season.
After Jenna Carman got the scoring going just 1:26 into the game, but Marietta responded with two goals to take the lead of the game. Rachel Sivie and Shelby Millheim each found the back of the net on free-position goals.
After the early set-back, the Berg took control of the remainder of the half and scored seven unanswered goals to take a 9-2 lead into half.
In a much more balanced second half, the Pioneers and Student Princes each scored three goals to settle the game. The dominant first-half proved to be the difference for Heidelberg's first conference win of the season.
Carman, Lulejian, and Flottman-Mullen all tacked on second-half scores while the Pioneers received goals from Sivie, Carlee Kernodle, and Jamie Denzer.
Heidelberg assisted on half of their goals with six helpers on the day. Jenna Carman tacked onto her team lead with three, while Dana Dudley dished out two. Bri Casement earned the other assist. Carman's three assists mark the third time this season she has aided three or more assists in a game.
The Berg narrowly benefited in the ground balls category with 25, compared to Marietta's 24. Alexandra Farmer and Bri Casement each scooped up a game-high five. The hosts were led by Millheim's five pickups.
Mandi Phillips played in the cage for Heidelberg and stopped a new career high, 10 shots. Sam Mooney stopped seven Heidelberg shots in her relief appearance in goal for Marietta.
Up next for Heidelberg, the Student Princes will stay on the road as they travel to Hanover College on Wednesday evening for a non-conference matchup. First draw is scheduled for 7 p.m.