IMMACULATA, Pa. – A goal by Lauren Mears in the 43rd minute gave the Wesley College field hockey team a 2-1 victory at Immaculata University on Wednesday afternoon. The Wolverines are now 2-0 on the season for the first time since 2011 while the Mighty Macs now stand at 1-1.
For the second-straight game, Wesley had to come from behind as Immaculata scored at 5:15 as Brittany Robertson came out of a scrum in front of the cage for a goal. The Wolverines were able to match the Mighty Macs on a score by Lauren Niezgoda just over 20 minutes later as she knocked in a rebound off a corner. Jessica Giaccone was credited with the assist on the play as her previous shot was saved by goalkeeper Sarah Pasternak, who made eight saves on the day.
The score remained tied at one goal apiece for the remainder of the first half, but at 42:11, Mears, a senior from Princess Anne, Md., fired a shot from just inside the top of the circle for the game-winner.
Wesley doubled up on Immaculata in both shots and corners, holding a 22-11 advantage on shots and 8-4 on corners.
Senior goalkeeper Sarah Daniels made eight saves for the Wolverines in the victory.
Wesley returns to action on September 5-6 for the Salisbury Invitational where it will take on Hendrix at 7 pm in the opener followed by Virginia Wesleyan the following afternoon at 2 pm. Fans can follow the action from Salisbury by logging onto www.GoWesleyAthletics.com.