Williamsburg, Va. – William & Mary defeated Drexel, 15-9, in women's lacrosse on Sunday afternoon. The Tribe (8-5, 3-1) outshot the Dragons (8-5) 28-17 and finished with 17 draw controls to Drexel's 9. The Dragons are now 2-2 in conference play.
Jaclyn Klunder led the Dragons' attack and recorded a new career high with three goals. Senior defender Sarah Bauer scored her first career goal for the Dragons. Teammate Kelli Joran also recorded a new career high with two assists.
William & Mary's Taelor Salmon put the Tribe ahead, 1-0, within the opening minute of the game. Bauer came down the field and scored an unassisted goal to tie the game, 1-1. William & Mary went on a two-goal run, but Wood's man-down goal put the Dragons behind by one, 3-2. After a continuous rally, the Tribe pulled ahead, 6-4, at the end of the first half.
The Dragons fell behind by five goals, 9-4, after the Tribe opened up the second half with three straight goals. Klunder ended William & Mary's streak and started a four-goal spurt for Drexel. With 12 minutes remaining in the game, Drexel was down by one point, but the Dragons were unable to contain the Tribe's offense. William & Mary scored five more goals and held on the lead.
Senior goalkeeper Whitney Johnson had three saves. Johnson now has 64 saves on the season. Freshmen Amanda Santandrea earned two saves in the last seven minutes of the game. Teammate Emily Kane tied her career high with three caused turnovers.
Drexel women's lacrosse will host James Madison on Friday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m. at Vidas Field.