Junior attacker Sophia Staples-Roy scored 3 goals during a fourth-quarter rally, but Mount Union held off the threat for an 11-9 non-conference win over the Ohio Wesleyan women’s lacrosse team on Monday in Alliance.
Staples-Roy scored off a feed from junior attacker Nicole Klabus to make it 9-7 midway through the fourth quarter, but Mount Union answered with scores from Katie Clark and Madi Karr.
Staples-Roy then connected on goals just 19 seconds apart to bring the Bishops within 11-9, but that was as close as Ohio Wesleyan would come.
Sophomore attacker Caroline Fleming buried an 8-meter shot to open the day’s scoring, but the Purple Raiders scored the next 5 goals, with Clark scoring 2 and assisting 2 others during that run.
Fleming and senior attacker Grace Egan tallied second-quarter goals, but those were offset by goals from Mackenzie Kolstad and Eden Kesler for Mount Union.
Freshman midfielder Abbie Grogan rang up back-to-back goals during the third period, and when junior midfielder Amara Carlson scored with 3:27 left in the third, Ohio Wesleyan was within 9-6.
Staples-Roy led the Bishops with 3 goals, while Grogan and Fleming finished with 2 apiece. Sophomore Abby Markowitz recorded 14 saves for Ohio Wesleyan.
Junior Amanda Momany led Ohio Wesleyan at the Wooster Spring Invitational, hosted by The College of Wooster on Sunday at Wooster Country Club in Wooster.
Otterbein won the tournament with a total of 325, finishing 8 shots ahead of Wittenberg. Wooster was third with a 339, followed by Muskingum and Washington & Jefferson (368), John Carroll (378), Heidelberg (395), Ohio Wesleyan (481), and Hiram (617).
Otterbein’s Becky Williams won medalist honors with a 3-over score of 75, defeating Wittenberg’s Hillary Humbaugh by 3 shots.
Momany finished 34th with a 102.
Junior Kaitlyn Jurawitz finished in 45th place at 119, junior Tori Garey placed 46th with a 122, junior Ellen Kennedy was 47th with a 138, and sophomore Lily Davis finished 52nd with a 180.
The No. 2 doubles team of junior Marcelo Aguilar and freshman Kobe Francis stood out for Ohio Wesleyan in a 9-0 North Coast Athletic Conference setback to 14th-ranked Kenyon on Sunday in Granville.
Aguilar and Francis lost an 8-4 decision to Ethan Green and Tomer Ozmo at No. 2 doubles.
At No. 1 doubles, the Bishop duo of senior José Mancilla and junior Mark Siriwanichkul fell to Jack Buler and Anthony Payiavlas by an 8-3 count.
Junior Shanzay Ali stood out for Ohio Wesleyan in a 9-0 North Coast Athletic Conference loss to 22nd-ranked Denison on Sunday in Granville.
Playing at No. 2 singles, Ali fell to Caroline Lopez by scores of 6-1, 7-5.
At No. 1 singles, senior Katie Lee squared off against regionally-ranked Sarah Robertson and lost by scores of 6-2, 6-0.
OWU Sports Information contributed to this report.