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Barton women’s lacrosse wins by program-record 17 goals

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The Barton College women’s lacrosse team, in its second year of existence, recorded its most resounding victory by a 20-3 margin against visiting North Carolina Wesleyan of the NCAA Division III ranks on Tuesday night.

In their home opener, the Division II Lady Bulldogs (1-1) posted a school record for largest margin of victory. The Lady Bishops had just 11 players available.

In cold conditions and a soaking rain, Barton scored 11 times in the first 15 minutes. The teams mutually agreed to stop the match with 11 minutes, 56 seconds left — after it had been declared an official contest.

Freshman Jenna Brunclik matched the school record for goals in a match with seven, and freshman Lauren Fletcher set a single-game standard with five assists. Freshmen Kayli Ashenfelter and Angelina Scarpa each notched four goals and two assists.

Wesleyan, playing its first match since 2014 with the program’s reinstation last fall, tallied its goals on free-position shots from freshman Alexandra Cucinotta.

The Lady Bulldogs countered Wesleyan’s opening goal in the first minute with nine unanswered goals with 17:54 still remaining before intermission. Fletcher assisted four consecutive goals.

Barton launches a five-match road swing at Mars Hill University on Feb. 23.

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