NEW LONDON, Conn. – A slow start on offense cost the Johnson & Wales University women's lacrosse team in its season opener at the Coast Guard Academy. The Wildcats dropped a 14-4 decision to the Bears on Wednesday.
Coast Guard Academy: 1-0
Johnson & Wales: 1-0
The Wildcats were out-shot 18-7 in the first half – 29-18 overall - as the Cadets got out to a 5-0 lead. Coast Guard added three more goals to start the second half before JWU got on the board.
The Bears answered with four more goals to put the game out of reach.
Coast Guard took advantage of special teams in the first half, scoring a goal when they were down a player then two goals following JWU penalties.
JWU had a 23-19 margin for ground balls, including five by Medina.
JWU plays its first home game of the season on February 26 when it hosts Wheaton at 4 p.m.