By ASHLEY SCHARF
It’s the first period of the game; five minutes in and the University of Mary Washington Eagles are already leading 6-0. It seems that UMW have already got the game in the bag.
Wesley College proved to be no match for the lady Eagles, who sent the Wolverines home with their tails tucked between their legs.
Throughout the entire game, loud cheers of “Go Wash!” from the Eagles’ players on the sideline egged the team on. But junior midfielder Julia Milner’s collision with Wesley’s junior midfielder Brittany Novak left the Eagles bench in silence. Novak hit Milner in the head with her stick and was immediately pulled out of the game and replaced by junior defender Nora Gallagher.
The Eagles were relentless in their scoring eventually jumping out to an 8-0 lead, which led to a 16-3 halftime deficit for Wesley.
The veterans dominated the field Tuesday as senior attacker and captain, Caitlin Erickson led all scorers with 10 points. Senior attacker Emily Talbot contributed a big seven points, five goals and two assists and senior midfielder Amie Bruce added five goals.
Other contributors to the team score included, senior midfielder and captain, Sarah Finney, junior midfielder Julia Milner, freshman attacker Shannon Pashcow, junior defender Emily Gallugi and freshman midfielder Katie Wallis.
The Eagles were sure to make a statement in their rout of Wesley. To all CAC teams, don’t mess with the Eagles