Score: Wellesley 25, Emerson 5
Records: Emerson Lions (0-10, 0-7 NEWMAC) ; Wellesley Blue (6-10, 2-6 NEWMAC)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Lead: Junior Jenna Tomsky (Clinton, N.J.) and sophomore Kelli Mark (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) each tallied two goals in the Emerson women's lacrosse team's 25-5 setback to Wellesley in NEWMAC action on Wednesday afternoon.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Alongside Mark and Tomsky, freshman Lily Nelson put in one goal and junior Camille Mumford (Yardley, Pa.) dished out two assists.
- Senior Jen Litchfield (Westborough, Mass.) scooped six ground balls to go with three caused turnovers and Tomsky also won five draw controls.
- Freshman goalie Elizabeth Fretz (Falls Church, Va.) shouldered the loss for Emerson and came away with 12 saves.
- Eleanor Mallett paced Wellesley with six goals followed by five goals from Dacia Persky, an additional three markers from Ellie Chalphin and Carson Dennis, two from Lena Engbretson and Marika Day and one from Olivia Strobl.
- Mallett handed out five assists and Mariana Hernandez had five ground ball pickups, while Kat Gallison won nine draw controls and caused four turnovers.
- In net for Wellesley was Lorna Li, who started the opening 36 minutes and came away with nine saves and Chloe Tucker wrapped the final 24 minutes with one stop.
- Wellesley held the edge in ground balls (16-14), draw controls (23-9) and shots (43-17).
- Emerson capitalized on 2-of-2 on free position shots, while Wellesley completed 4-of-9 with the free position opportunity.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Through the opening 15 minutes of the first half, Emerson and Wellesley exchanged goals starting with Mallet putting in her first of six to give Wellesley the 1-0 lead at 28:01.
- Tomsky knotted up the score at 1-1 at the 24:16 mark before Mallet tallied another marker at 18:04 to put Wellesley back on top, 2-1.
- Emerson gained a free position opportunity and saw Mark capitalize to once again tie the score up at 2-2.
- Wellesley pushed themselves back in front off Dennis' net at 16:06 (3-2) with the score evening up for the last time at 15:07 on Nelson's unassisted goal (3-3).
- After Nelson put in the third Emerson goal, Wellesley answered with the next five goals to extend its lead to 8-3 until Mark broke the scoring streak up at 10:55 (8-4).
- Wellesley wrapped the half with five more goals with its lead now at 13-4 as Emerson had Tomsky tally its final goal of the game at 2:24 (13-5).
- Emerson was held scoreless in the second half and watched Wellesley find the back of the net 12 times and hand the Lions the 25-5 setback.
- Emerson wraps its 2019 regular season schedule on Saturday, April 27 out at Springfield at 1:00 p.m.