By: Jacob Walsh
GREENVILLE, Pa. – The Thiel Women’s Lacrosse team came out victorious once again in a commanding fashion, beating PAC rival Waynesburg 22-5. Senior attacker Destiny Johnson also recorded her 100th point of her college career.
The Tomcats came out swinging with eight goals in the first quarter. The team added four more goals to lead 12-0 at the halfway mark. Waynesburg finally got on the board scoring three goals in the third, while Thiel still held strong scoring six themselves. In the final quarter, the Tomcats added four more goals while the Yellow Jackets added two. The final score was Thiel: 22, Waynesburg: 5
On the scoring side, Maddy Wightman led the way in scoring with six goals (6G, 1A). Along with her 100th point, Destiny Johnson tallied five goals and two assists (5G, 2A). Ashlyn Wightman marked a balanced three for three stat line (3G, 3A). Juanima Van Zandt recorded four goals (4G) while Camy Seman scored two (2G).
Sophomore goalkeeper Madison Ligget saved twelve shots on seventeen attempts. Liggett recorded a .706% save percentage and won her third game of the season.
Johnson recorded her 100th point on an unassisted goal with 7:03 minutes remaining in the first quarter. Johnson is the seventh player in program history to reach 100th career points.
Destiny told us that before every game since freshman year, she tells herself this quote “Proper preparation prevents poor performance”. Johnson stated, “Achieving 100 points means a lot to me because it shows my hard work and dedication paid off. It means a lot to me to be the 7th player in program history to do it as well”. Destiny also gave credit to her team for her momentous achievement, “I feel like this is a team award to, if it wasn’t for my teammates I wouldn’t of achieved that stat line”. She also spoke on the connection to lacrosse, “So in a way, I felt relieved because this isn’t my first sport. So, to be able to achieve something in lacrosse was and still is special to me”.
As of 4/7/22, The Tomcats are 3-3 and 1-1 in conference play. The team lost in a close game (8-6) against PAC opponent Washington & Jefferson on Wednesday (4/6) at home. The team plays next at Franciscan University on Saturday, April 9th (1p.m.).
Cover Image by Jacob Walsh