On a sunny but frigid Thursday afternoon, the Alma College women's lacrosse team hosted Wilmington College (OH) in the 2014 season opener. In front of a small but hardy crowd at Bahlke Field, the Scots thumped the Fightin' Quakers by a score of 21-3.
The win improved Alma to 3-2 on the season, while Wilmington fell to 0-2.
Alma jumped out quickly and often as Jr. M Tracy Gallihugh (Lansing/Waverly) scored 45 seconds into the contest unassisted. The Scots would go on and lead 6-0 just 4:24 into the game and never looked back.
Wilmington cut the lead to 6-1 just 22 seconds later, but Alma resumed the onslaught by scoring four more goals, leading 10-1 at the 15:53 mark of the first half.
Another goal by the Fightin' Quakers made it 10-2 before the Scots finished off the frame on a goal by So. A Ashton Street (Brighton/Brighton). The last tally gave Alma a 12-2 advantage heading into the break.
The Scots scored the first seven goals of the second half and led Wilmington by a score of 19-2 after Fr. A Stephanie Chou (East Brunswich, NJ/East Brunswick) scored unassisted with 7:46 left in the game.
After Wilmington made it 19-3 at the 6:31 mark, the Scots closed out the contest by scoring the final two goals, the last being unassisted by Fr. A Abby Porter (Rochester/Stoney Creek). The two teams then played the last 1:55 scoreless and the Scots walked off the field with the commanding 21-3 victory.
On the afternoon, Chou and Street each had four goals, while Chou added two assists in the win. Gallihugh had three ground balls and nine total shots , while So. D Emily Reverman (Grand Ledge/Grand Ledge) contributed three ground balls and had an assist.
Next up for the Scots is a date at Robert Morris-Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The contest is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.