NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Wesley College's Brooke Tadlock (Middletown, Del./Middletown) gave the Wolverines an early 1-0 lead, but No. 18 CNU scored once before the half and once just after for a 2-1 win in field hockey action.
Tadlock scored her team-high 11th goal of the year at 12:59 to give the Wolverines (11-7) a 1-0 lead. The Captains (11-4) struck back in the 32nd minute on a tally by Chrissy Kurecki that sent the teams into the intermission tied at 1-1.
Less than a minute into the second half, Brianna Milne took an assist from Kaitlyn Yandle and scored what proved to be the game-winner.
Sarah Johnson (Honeybrook, Pa./Twin Valley) made four saves in cage for the Wolverines. Emma Stout turned away nine Wesley shots.
The Wolverines return to conference play on October 29 with a road contest at Stevenson.