Kenyon College Sports Roundup
Kenyon College improved to 7-1 this season after two more wins on Wednesday during the Gene Cusic Classic at CenturyLink Sports Complex. The Ladies held on for an 8-7 win against Geneva College before run-ruling Anna Maria College 15-6 in game 2.
Britny Patterson, who went 4-for-4, was the difference in the fourth inning of game 1 when she drove Madi Maldonado home with a single and Lauren Graf capped off the inning with a two-run hit of her own.
Kenyon faced little resistance from Anna Maria in the second game. After the AMCATS scored in the first on a dropped fly ball, the Ladies returned in the home half and took a 4-1 lead. Two of those runs came via error while a passed ball scored Graf. Juliana Delsante added a sacrifice fly, plating Patterson.
Offensively, eight different players drove in runs for the Ladies. Maldonado led Kenyon with a pair of hits. In the circle, Amanda Coyle tossed two innings and allowed just one run and one hit. Jace Juliano pitched the final three frames, struck out six and earned her first win.
Today, the Ladies are scheduled to face Albion College (5-3) and Drew University (4-2) starting at 9 a.m. in Fort Myers.
Salisbury 20, Kenyon 2
Two-time defending national champions and eighth-ranked Salisbury University proved to be too much for Kenyon College (3-2) on Wednesday as the Seagulls won 20-2. It was the first matchup between the two institutions.
The Seagulls (4-2) scored the game’s first 11 goals and took that lead into the halftime locker room.
Salisbury out-shot Kenyon 29-9 in the first half and watched as eight different players scored including two each from Josh Melton and Tyler Snyder.
Kenyon senior Josh Galardi broke through for the team’s first goal of the game early in the third. After a penalty on Salisbury, Galardi scored for the eleventh time this year on a pass from fellow senior Jonah Florence.
Kenyon did manage one more goal, this one from Joe Woody with 4:24 left in the fourth quarter.
By game’s end, the Salisbury had fired 50 shots to Kenyon’s 19 including a 26-7 advantage in shots on goal. The Seagulls also forced the Lords into a season-high 25 turnovers.
Next on the schedule for Kenyon is a North Coast Athletic Conference home date versus Wabash College on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Kenyon 19, Morrisville St. 10
Kenyon College junior Cassie Hudson-Heck scored six goals Wednesday and steered the Ladies lacrosse team to a 19-10 victory over the Morrisville State College Mustangs during a neutral-site contest at Hilton Head Preparatory.
Hudson-Heck scored the first goal of the game and tacked on two more in the first half to give Kenyon an 8-3 lead at the break. She fired in three more goals in the second half, needing a total of just nine shots to register a game-high six scores. She also managed four ground balls and a couple of caused turnovers against the Mustangs.
Kenyon tallied the first three goals of the second half to jump out to an 11-3 advantage. Late in the game, the Ladies’ lead grew to nine goals twice and reached a 10-goal difference once, just after Julia Mahoney scored with 7:30 left on the clock.
The win pumped Kenyon’s overall record to 3-2 and the loss moved Morrisville State to 0-3. The Ladies will stay put for a couple of days and return to Hilton Head Preparatory on Friday to face Wentworth Institute of Technology, a team that fell to 0-2 after dropping a 21-4 decision to Wittenberg University.