Whitman tops Penn Yan 12-1 in first place battle

Gary Pinneo

The Marcus Whitman Lady Wildcats defeated the Penn Yan Lady Mustangs 12-1 on Saturday morning in Rushville.

This was the second time this season that the Wildcats downed the Mustangs, and solidified their claim to first place in the Finger Lakes League and a League Championship.  

Whitman only needs to win one of their remaining two regular season games to lay claim to the league title.  

The Wildcats dominated Saturday’s game, jumping to a 9-0 first half lead, and never looking back.  

Megan Robson notched three goals and an assist to lead the Whitman attack.  Hannah Barnet also scored three goals.  Casey Dean and Nalli O’Donnell had two goals each.  Cara Elias scored the lone Penn Yan goal.  Claudia Coleates had seven saves in goal for Whitman, while Meg Hopkins recorded six in goal for Penn Yan.(10-2, 10-3).

Penn Yan 6     Geneva 4

Defense was the name of the game on Tuesday evening in Geneva. The Penn Yan Lady Mustangs traveled to Geneva to faceoff against their close rival, the Panthers.  The Orange and Blue forces outscored their hosts 2-1 in the first half.  

The defensive battle continued in the second half with Penn Yan holding a slight 4-3 advantage.  This would be enough to give the Lady Mustangs a 6-4 victory.  They improved their Finger Lakes record to 10-1 in the league with the win.  

Ashley Jensen notched two of Penn Yan’s goals, while Cara Elias tallied a goal, and added three assists.  Samantha Steinert, Natalie Wagaman, and Leah Swarthout rounded out the Mustang scoring ledger with one goal each.  

Senior Meg Hopkins had a solid game in goal for Penn Yan.  She registered 12 saves and had a .750 save percentage.

Penn Yan 8            Midlakes 7

The Lady Mustangs edged Midlakes 8-7 at home on Thursday evening in Penn Yan.  

The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 5-3 first half lead, and held on for the one goal win.  

Samantha Mashewske registered three goals to pace the Penn Yan attack.  

Cara Elias added two goals and  two assists while Madison Hill, Jennifer Burt, Leah Swarthout, Christina Brennan, and Hannah Christensen recorded points for Penn Yan.  Meg Hopkins had seven saves in goal for the Lady Mustangs.