By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the nightcap of a Capital Lacrosse doubleheader, the Capital University women's lacrosse team was unable to claim the win when hosting The College of Wooster on Saturday afternoon. The Fighting Scots used a powerful offense to help hand Cap an 18-7 loss on Purmort Field at Bernlohr Stadium.
The Fighting Scots (1-0) not only had its normal offense in sync but its special teams also aided with three goals on the day. Wooster's first goal was scored when one player down and later they scored two man-up goals, all by different players.
Eleven first-half turnovers impacted Capital's ability to find an offensive rhythm despite completing 8-of-9 clear attempts in the opening half. Wooster held advantages over Cap in ground balls (19-13), shots taken (24-12) and draw controls (8-6) in the first half.
Wooster went on two separate runs in the first half in which they scored four consecutive goals before Capital broke the chain. The Scots took a 10-4 lead into halftime and continued to score coming out of the break.
Capital scored the opening goal in both the first and second halves, but in each case the Scots displayed retaliatory runs afterward. Kathryn Walton (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) opened the score half with a goal but then Wooster scored four straight to eliminate any momentum that had begun to build. Again, Wooster put together two different four-goal runs to grow its lead to 12 at one point.
Emma Lawrence and Jordan Stone both scored four goals for Wooster, while Walton led the Crusader with a hat trick. Makenna Ozenghar scored twice while Brooke Delara and Taylor Barclay each deposited a goal for the Crusaders, as well.
Netminder Lisa Lotz made eight stops on 25 shots faced, while her counterpart Katie Shideler made nine stops on 16 shots against.
Cap will now head to St. Petersburg, Fla. for a nonconference game against Cabrini University (Pa.) on February 26. The Crusaders landed a signature win over the Cavaliers (1-1) last season, who are the defending Atlantic East Conference champions.