Skelding, Woodruff score as Women's Lacrosse opens OAC slate with loss to Mount Union

Skelding, Woodruff score as Women's Lacrosse opens OAC slate with loss to Mount Union

By Tim Glon

ADA — Sophomores Sydney Skelding (North Plainfield, N.J./Dublin) and Sabra Woodruff (Beavercreek) each scored goals to lead the Ohio Northern women's lacrosse team in a 16-2 loss to Mount Union on a rain Saturday afternoon at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

The Polar Bears fall to 4-5 overall and are 0-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Purple Raiders, who have won the past five OAC crowns, improve to 8-1, 2-0.

MtU led 8-0 at halftime and was on top 13-0 when Skelding scored with 13:13 left in the game, notching her 17th goal of the season.

Woodruff scored her fourth goal of the season on a free position shot with 6:52 left to play.

Junior Kelli Hill (Worthington) had an solid 14 saves in goal for ONU.

Mount Union out-shot Ohio Northern 35-7and won the ground ball battle 26-14.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Wednesday with a 7 pm contest at Heidelberg.