DOVER, Del. - A goal by St. Mary's Allie Skiest in the closing seconds of the first half broke a 1-1 tie and handed Wesley College a 2-1 defeat in the Wolverines' Capital Athletic Conference opener.
The Seahawks (3-2, 2-1 CAC) opened the scoring at 8:11 with a goal by Katie Cox off a centering pass by Emily Smithson.
That lead lasted less than two minutes, however, as Wesley's (4-2, 0-1 CAC) Sheree Pleasanton tallied her fourth score of the year to tie things at 9:57.
It appeared the teams would enter the half tied, but St. Mary's made a late push and Skiest knocked one home for a 2-1 lead.
Sarah Johnson made five saves for Wesley. Emma Lauhoff stopped five for the Seahawks.
Wesley was outshot 16-10, but held an 11-5 advantage on penalty corners.
The Wolverines are idle for 10 days until they travel to York (Pa.) for another CAC match on September 23 at 4:30 PM.