Furey's six goals help carry VWC to shutout at Hollins

Natalie Furey
Natalie Furey

ROANOKE, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan College's women's lacrosse team has scored 19 goals against Hollins University for the fourth consecutive year.

Playing on the Hollins field on Saturday, seven Marlins scored goals in carrying the Marlins to a 19-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory.  It marked VWC's first shutout of opponent since 2009 when the Marlins won 21-0 at Hollins.

Rookie Natalie Furey (Easton, Md./Easton) sparked the effort with a career-high six goals, marking the fifth highest total ever by a VWC rookie.  She scored the first goal of the game, at the 26:02 mark of the first half and added three goals in the second half, including back-to-back tallies midway through the half.

Junior Carla Williams (Magnolia, Del./Caesar Rodney) led the first-half offense with three goals, followed by junior Candace Carey (Charlottesville/Albemarle) with two, as VWC opened up an 8-0 halftime lead.  Both Marlins finished with three goals scored. 

Senior Katilyn Dozier (Virginia Beach/Princess Anne) and juniorAmari Agee (Mason, Ohio/William Mason) added to the Marlins' offensive output in the second half with two goals each.

Rookie Taylor Simon (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) contributed three assists to the scoring totals. Brooke Cabeceiras (Cambridge, Md./Cambridge-South Dorchester) and Furey added one each.

Virginia Wesleyan produced a season-high 19 caused turnovers, led by senior Stacey Sank (Elma, N.Y./Iroquois Central) with a career-high five. Agee recorded three. Sank also led the Marlins with six ground balls.

Junior Catie Amasia (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and sophomore Madison Carroll (Leonardtown, Md/Leonardtown) shared time in front of the net for Virginia Wesleyan, both playing for 30 minutes. Amasia finished with seven saves.

Maddie Horton played in goal for Hollins and recorded 12 saves.

Virginia Wesleyan returns to competition on April 6, at 1 p.m., hosting the Saints of Marymount University in non-conference play on Foster Field at the Trinde Center.