BOSTON, MA – Junior midfielder Katie Gavin (Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA) tallied 11 points, including nine goals to lead the Wheelock College women's lacrosse team to a 22-8 victory over Bay Path College this afternoon in a New England Collegiate Conference match at Winsor Field in Boston, MA.
Shuqom scored the first goal of the second stanza just 96 seconds into the period to increase the home team's lead to 16-5. Senior attacker Shelby Regan (Longmeadow, MA) and O'Melia each found the back of the net for Bay Path to bookend a tally by Wheelock freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Donnelly (Atkinson, NH) to set the score at 17-7 with 21:52 left in the contest. Gavin scored at 20:08, before senior attacker Kailah Simon (Norwalk, CT) followed with her first collegiate goal for Wheelock at the 18:36 mark. Sophomore attacker Liz Randall (Westford, MA) also scored for Wheelock to give them a 20-7 lead with just over 10 minutes to go. Bay Path capitalized on a two-player advantage with a pair of Wheelock players in the penalty box and saw O'Melia convert a feed from Mitchell for her team-leading ninth goal of the season to pull the visitors to within 20-8 with 6:58 to play in the game. Hersom and Cubera scored the final goals of the day for Wheelock to make it 22-8.
O'Melia led Bay Path with four goals, five draw controls, four ground balls and a caused turnover, while Mitchell ended with three points, including a pair of assists to go with three draw controls and a ground ball. Squadrito tallied a pair of goals, picked up three ground balls and caused a turnover.
Bay Path hosts Daniel Webster College in its season finale on April 27 at 1:00 p.m. While Wheelock will be in action again on Monday, April 22 when it hosts Bridgewater State University at 7:00 p.m.