Blue Streaks start OAC play on right foot

April 14th, 2016


The weather may have been unusual, but the offensive production for the John Carroll University women’s lacrosse team was at status quo.


A 19-4 routing of Wilmington College kicked off JCU’s Ohio Athletic Conference portion of the schedule.


The Blue Streaks traveled south to Wilmington, Ohio for the conference opener, escaping the snowstorm that hit University Heights, Ohio the night before. The change of scenery was well received by the visitors, as JCU began the game with a 7-0 run in the first 10 minutes of the first half. Wilmington only managed to score one goal in the first frame, coming with just 9:01 to play. Heading into half time, JCU held a 12-1 lead over the hosts.


The Blue Streaks accounted for 16 of the first 17 goals scored in the contest, including a 7-0 run in the first half and a 9-0 run that spanned through the first half into the first 15 minutes of the second half.


JCU ensured the victory with a seven goal performance in the second half.


A 19-goal output from JCU was a full team effort, featuring 11 different scorers for the visitors. Leading the way was freshmen Jillian Millard with five goals. Sophomore  Gina Vilsack chipped in four goals and two assists of her own. The underclassmen trio of sophomores Grace Curatolo, Mary Jo Murino and freshman Mariella St. Amand each added two tallies apiece to the final score line.

Editor’s Note: The John Carroll University women’s lacrosse team returned to action on Wednesday, April 13 against the University of Mount Union in University Heights, Ohio. Head to for a full game recap and box score.