The Wells College women's lacrosse team picked up another North Eastern Athletic Conference victory on Friday, April 19 with a 21-7 win over Penn State Abington. The Express used an 11-1 run in the first half to take control of the contest en route to the win.
Wells is 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the NEAC. Penn State Abington is 2-11 overall and 1-5 in the conference. Wells stands in fifth place in the conference with three games remaining. The top six teams in the standings qualify for the playoffs.
Mackenize Maloney picked up the game's opening draw control and raced in for an unassisted goal 16 seconds into the game, and the Express never trailed. Julia Smith and Renee Bartosz scored for the Express and Wells led 3-2. The decisive run followed, as Mackenzie Maloney and Miranda Mingen scored four goals each in an 11-1 run to close out the first half. Wells led 14-3 at halftime.
The Express outscored Penn State Abington 7-4 in the second half.
Wells held Abington to seven total goals. It was the third time in 10 games this season that the Express has limited its opponent to nine goals or fewer. Anna Bozeat made nine saves and Delaney Kendrick had one save.
Maloney led the Express in scoring with five goals and three assists. Connors had four goals and three assists, and Bartosz had four goals and two assists. Mingen had five goals, and Smith added three goals and an assist.
The Express is back home Saturday, April 20 for a 3 p.m. game against Lancaster Bible College. Wells will honor its 2019 Senior Class in a pregame ceremony that begins at 2:30 p.m.