Petra hat trick lifts WC women over Earlham


By Tim O’Brien - WC Contributor



Becca Petra (14) had three goals to lead Wilmington to an 8-4 win over Earlham in women’s lacrosse action.

Becca Petra (14) had three goals to lead Wilmington to an 8-4 win over Earlham in women’s lacrosse action.


Courtesy Photo | Randy Sarvis, Wilmington College

RICHMOND, Ind. – Led by Becca Petra, the Wilmington College women’s lacrosse team posted an 8-4 win Wednesday over Earlham College.

With this win, the Wilmington Fightin’ Quakers add to the lead in the Quaker Bowl series, 8-2.

Wilmington (2-5) will travel to the University of Mount Union for this season’s first Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Fightin’ Quakers led 4-3 at halftime but Petra and Rachel Reinhart broke a scoreless second half drought to put WC on top 6-3.

Wilmington’s offense was led Petra with three goals on 16 shots. Reinhart added two goals on six shots. Defensively, Abby Englehart picked up eight ground balls while goalie Megan Wieloch made 11 saves on the evening.

As a team, Wilmington held a 37-21 edge in shots along with grabbing 28 ground balls to Earlham’s 18.

Becca Petra (14) had three goals to lead Wilmington to an 8-4 win over Earlham in women’s lacrosse action.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/03/web1_LAX_wcw_petra2RS.jpgBecca Petra (14) had three goals to lead Wilmington to an 8-4 win over Earlham in women’s lacrosse action. Courtesy Photo | Randy Sarvis, Wilmington College

https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/03/web1_LAX_wcw_petraRS.jpgCourtesy Photo | Randy Sarvis, Wilmington College

By Tim O’Brien

WC Contributor