Women’s lacrosse finishes season with games against Allegheny and Westminster

The Waynesburg University women’s lacrosse team played its final two games of the season this past weekend as they faced Allegheny College on Wednesday and Westminster College on Saturday.  

Allegheny would trigger an immediate running clock as they would score 10 goals in the first quarter.  

“Throughout the game, the team stayed pretty positive and kept encouraging each other like always,” Anna Bradley said. “We are constantly laughing during games and having fun, which is exactly how it should be.” 

Bradley would score Waynesburg’s only goal with three minutes left in the game while Waverly Lorne led Waynesburg with five drawn controls, three ground balls and three caused turnovers. Diana Gurecka made a dozen stops in the net during the game.  

“It was definitely an adrenaline rush scoring a goal for the team during Wednesdays game,” Bradley said. “I honestly was fearful of a total shutout, so when I saw the opportunity to score, I took it.”  

Waynesburg would fall to Allegheny 19-1 and 1-15 overall record on the season. They traveled to New Wilmington Pennsylvania to take on Westminster in their final contest of the season. 

“During both of our final games, the team’s motivation was simply each other,” Bradley said. “We all promised to play our hearts out for one another because we each fought several of our own battles this year and knew we had to come together and finish strong.” 

During the Westminster game there were a lot of emotions running through the players’ minds. 

When asked how she felt Mya Riggle said “Going into the game, we all were feeling mixed emotions. Westminster is always tough competition regardless of the sport and with it being our last time playing with the seniors and that specific team and those specific girls, it was a bittersweet moment before the game began.” 

 Riggle would put the Jackets on the board early scoring a goal five minutes into the game. 

“Scoring the goal so early into the game was definitely a big confidence boost,” Riggle said. “Especially since I didn’t have the best warmup before the game.”  

Riggle would lead the Jackets with five shots and one goal, Lorne and Chloe Fields combined for five caused turnovers and six ground balls. Gurecka would also have nine saves throughout the game.  

Westminster would take a 9-1 lead heading into the second quarter where they would trigger a running clock throughout the rest of the game. 

Riggle provided some insight on what her and the teams’ plans are for the offseason. 

“Going into the offseason, I am moving into soccer season and workout for that,” Riggle said. “As for the team going into fall ball we are going to work on more passing and catching as well as continuing to build that team chemistry that’ll win games.” 

Waynesburg University women’s lacrosse will begin its next season in the spring of 2025.