DOVER, Del. – A contingent of seniors lifted the Wesley College field hockey team to a 2-1 pivotal double overtime victory over Capital Athletic Conference rival Frostburg State on Sunday afternoon at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The Wolverines now stand at 6-9 overall and 1-3 in the CAC while the Bobcats fall to 5-10 on the year and 0-4 in league play.
Senior Gracie Daniels came away with her third goal and game-winner of the season with 1:42 remaining in the second overtime period. Daniels had a breakaway down the left side of the field and goalkeeper Jacqueline Gover charged the forward but when the duo converged, the ball got behind the keeper and Daniels fired the ball into the empty net.
Daniels' sister Sarah Daniels also came up big in the game with a season-high 13 saves, including seven in the two overtime periods. Senior defenders Brooke Gannon and Tenaj Moody also made significant contributions on the defensive end as Gannon made a defensive save and Moody showed great fitness and skill by forcing turnovers and setting teammates up for shots on the offensive end.
Wesley took a 1-0 lead in the 49th minute as a pair of seniors teamed up for the score. After senior Lauren Mears was stopped on a shot 20 seconds earlier, senior Devin Price was able to deflect a through ball to Mears who would not be denied again for the go-ahead goal at 48:38.
Jackie Best was able to tie the score with 7:07 left in the second half and neither team could convert before the buzzer.
The Wolverines outshot Frostburg State, 12-6 in the first 15-minute overtime period but Gover made seven of her 15 saves in the frame.
Prior to the game, Wesley honored all seven of its seniors, including Jessica Giaccone and three Bobcats seniors who are in their final collegiate seasons.
Up next for the Wolverines is a road game at Salisbury on Wednesday, October 22 at 6 pm. The Sea Gulls are 12-1 on the season and are the top-ranked team in the Nation.