Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Wooster

Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Wooster

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Calvin women's lacrosse team opened its spring break schedule on Saturday morning. The Knights fell to Wooster, 17-11. Calvin is now 1-3 on the year and Wooster moves to 4-1 on the season.

"Today was a good test for us," said head coach Blake Boehm. "Wooster forced us into some pressure situations today. I feel that we are a better team after today, but we have some things we have to improve on."

The Fighting Scots would strike first on Saturday with a goal from Jenny Grossman.

The Knights would strike-back 13 seconds later with a goal from sophomore Kelly Pepper (Wyckoff, N.J./Indian Hills) on a free position shot.

Calvin would take the lead 34 seconds later, when sophomore Emma Tilma (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) found the back of the net from a nice pass from Kelly Pepper.

A pair of Wooster goals would give the Fighting Scots a 4-3 lead.

At the 14:52 mark of the first half, Kelly Pepper tallied her second goal of the day, with an assist from senior Emily Cefaratti (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central).

Freshman Emma Verrett (Beaver, Pa./Beaver County Christian) gave the Knights the lead again at 4-3, when she snuck the ball past the Wooster keeper.

Wooster would close the first half on a 5-0 run to lead 8-4 at halftime.

The Fighting Scots started the second half on a 4-1 run. The Calvin goal coming from sophomore Genevieve Schneemann (Farmington, Mich./Farmington) on a free position shot.

The Knights would cut into the Wooster lead with a 3-1 stretch with 13 minutes remaining. Junior Amanda Davio (Okemos, Mich./Okemos) scored two of the Calvin goals, with Kelly Pepper recording her third goal of the game.

The two teams would go on to exchange goals the rest of the way. Emma Verrett, Emily Cefaratti and Kelly Pepper were the Calvin goal scorers.

Kelly Pepper finished with a game-high four goals and seven shots.

Sophomore Ellis Chalfant (St. Louis, Mo./Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) notched eight saves on Saturday.

Madeline Baas had a game-high five draw controls. Emma Hall caused two turnovers for the Knights and four Knights finished with three from balls.

Wooster outshot Calvin on Saturday, 33-25.

The Knights return to action on Monday against Centre.