Barton women’s lacrosse falls to Saint Anselm in neutral site contest

Barton sophomore Kayli Ashenfelter scored for the Bulldogs in a setback to Saint Anselm on Tuesday in Sparks, Md.  Photo by Matt Proseus
Barton sophomore Kayli Ashenfelter scored for the Bulldogs in a setback to Saint Anselm on Tuesday in Sparks, Md. Photo by Matt Proseus

SPARKS, Md. – The Barton College women's lacrosse team (3-2) fell to Saint Anselm (1-1) by a 22-1 score Tuesday afternoon at Tierney Field as part of the U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters.

The Hawks took control early by scoring the first six goals of the match just over eight minutes into the contest and never looked back.  Saint Anselm was led by Taylor Cobain (Smithfield, R.I.) and Molly Beck (Old Saybrook, Conn.) with four goals while Annie Richards (Reading, Mass.) tallied eight points – three goals and five assists – in the convincing win.

Barton's lone goal came from sophomore midfielder Kayli Ashenfelter (Stewartstown, Pa.) at the 16:26 match of the first half.  Ashenfelter leads the squad with 17 goals on the year.

Saint Anselm's goalkeeper, Bailee Pudvar (Shelburne, Vt.), earned the win while sophomore goalkeeper Katherine Mattena (Salt Lake City, Utah) suffered the loss despite making 10 saves.  The Hawks also held the advantages in both shots taken (35-4) and ground balls (29-17).

Barton looks to rebound on Saturday, March 9, against Southern Wesleyan in Central, S.C., beginning at 11:00 a.m., while Saint Anselm takes on Caldwell on Thursday in Caldwell, N.J., at 4:00 p.m.