Field Hockey Holds On to Beat Washington

Field Hockey Holds On to Beat Washington

DOVER, Del. – Renee Schneider and Lauren Mears scored first half goals to lead the Wesley College field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Washington College on Friday night at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The Wolverines improve to 5-4 while the Shorewomen now stand at 2-5.

Wesley wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as Schneider scored on just the second shot of the game. Feeding Schneider in front was senior Brittany Blacksten at 3:25.

Mears scored what was eventually the game-winner at 21:52 as she stole the ball on a Washington clear attempt and blasted a shot from the right side.

The Wolverines benefitted from a very strong defensive effort as the Shorewomen outshot Wesley, 28-8, and took 18 penalty corners compared to zero for the Navy & White. Kayla Fromal got the start between the cage and made ten saves in just over 51 minutes.  Following a timeout, Sarah Daniels replaced her and made a pair of saves, including a pivotal stop with just over a minute remaining.

Brooke Gannon also made a pair of defensive saves, increasing her Capital Athletic Conference-leading total to 11. Devin Price was also credited with one defensive stop on a corner attempt.

Delaware Valley will host the Wolverines on Tuesday, October 1, at 4 pm.