(Oneonta, N.Y.)─ The Wells College women's basketball team opened up their inaugural season with a 67-31 loss to the Hartwick College Hawks on Monday evening in Oneonta.
Freshmen Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y./Camden) paced the Express with a game high ten points to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks in 31 minutes. Sophomore Rachel Mattraw (Chaumont, N.Y./Lyme Central) chipped in with seven points and two rebounds, while senior Ashley Mercure (Granville, N.Y./Hartford) added five points for the Express.
The Hawks spread the ball around well as all 12 players reached the scoring column. Katrina Caulfield notched team highs in points (9) and rebounds (9) to go along with two assist. Kait Veit added nine points, Lee Adruini chipped in with eight points, while Kate Purcell and Laneka Brown each finished with seven points to lead the Hawks.
The Express shot 36. 1 percent from the floor and hit on three of five shots from behind the arc, while the Hawks finished 38.1 percent from the field and finished at 30 percent from behind the arc after finishing the first half at 46.2 percent from three-point range.
The Hawks jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead after the first four minutes of the first half and would lead by as many as 22 before heading into the break up 38-18.
Hartwick did not let up in the second half, opening with a 16-0 run as the lead ballooned to 54-18. Despite the large lead by the Hawks, the Express continued to battle as both squads played to a 13-13 stalemate over the final 13 minutes as the game ended 67-31.
The Express return to action on Nov. 20, when it travels to Morristown, N.J to take on the College of St. Elizabeth at 1 p.m.
June 23, 2011 EXPRESS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON REVIEW
March 29, 2011 ROSER EARNS NEAC FIRST TEAM HONORS
February 20, 2011 EXPRESS FALL IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE
February 19, 2011 NITTANY LIONS TROUNCE EXPRESS
February 13, 2011 ROSER FINISHES WITH 32 POINTS AND 31 REBOUNDS IN OT VICTORY
February 12, 2011 EXPRESS RALLY BACK FROM 15 POINTS DOWN, FALL IN FINAL SECONDS
February 9, 2011 LAST SECOND SHOT SINKS EXPRESS
February 5, 2011 WILDCATS HOLD OFF EXPRESS
February 3, 2011 COBLESKILL CONTAINS EXPRESS
January 29, 2011 STORM TOP EXPRESS FOR TENTH STRAIGHT
January 24, 2011 ROSER EARNS THIRD NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
January 22, 2011 EXPRESS SNAP SIX GAME SKID WITH WIN OVER WILDCATS
January 20, 2011 DEFENSE LEADS SAXONS PAST EXPRESS
January 18, 2011 ROSER POURS IN 27 POINTS IN LOSS TO COBLESKILL
January 16, 2011 PENN ST.-ABINGTON CRUISES TO VICTORY
January 15, 2011 PENN ST.-BERKS ROLLS TO VICTORY OVER EXPRESS
January 12, 2011 WILDCATS SINK EXPRESS
January 9, 2011 ST. ELIZABETH SOARS PAST EXPRESS
January 8, 2011 ROSER LEADS WELLS PAST WILSON
December 7, 2010 KEUKA DEFENSE HOLDS BACK EXPRESS
December 7, 2010 ROSER EARNS SECOND NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
December 5, 2010 ROSER SCORES 26 IN LOSS TO HARRISBURG
December 4, 2010 BISON CHARGE OVER EXPRESS IN SECOND HALF
December 1, 2010 CAZENOVIA KNOCKS OFF EXPRESS
November 27, 2010 HAMILTON DEFENSE OVERPOWERS EXPRESS
November 27, 2010 ROSER NAMED NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
November 23, 2010 WELLS DEFEATS MORRISVILLE FOR FIRST VICTORY IN PROGRAM HISTORY
November 21, 2010 ROSER AND RYAN COMBINE FOR 42 POINTS IN LOSS TO WILSON
November 20, 2010 COLLEGE OF ST. ELIZABETH EDGES EXPRESS
November 15, 2010 WELLS DROPS SEASON OPENER TO HARTWICK
November 15, 2009 WELLS COLLEGE ADDS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL; MIKE O'BRIEN NAMED HEAD COACH
January 31, 2008 SHAWNA LITTLE TABBED NEW HEAD WOMEN'S SOFTBALL AND BASKETBALL COACH
January 1, 2008 WELLS COLLEGE INTRODUCES WOMEN’S AND MEN’S BASKETBALL