Wolverines Nipped by Stockton

Wolverines Nipped by Stockton

GALLOWAY, N.J. - The Wesley College field hockey team fell just short on Tuesday night in their contest against Stockton University, dropping a 1-0 match to the Ospreys on a brisk evening.

Wesley goalkeeper Kayla Fromal made eight saves and was nearly perfect in net, but took the loss after allowing just one goal. Emily Sorochynskyj was called into action just once, made one save, and earned the win in net for Stockton.

The Wolverines were outshot 20-5 in the game, and put only one shot on goal while the Ospreys poured on nine shots on goal. The Wolverines only shot on goal came in the fourth minute of play. Morgan Gannon beat a defender inside the arc to create some space and ripped a shot goalwards. The ball was met by Sorochynskyj's pads and turned away.

Fromal was excellent in net for Wesley, stopping nearly every shot that came her way, but was beaten in the first 10 minutes of play. Stockton's Grace Kinney sent the ball into the mixer in front of the net, and just before it reached Fromal's pads it was redirected by Molly McElwee for a score. The goal stood alone in the first half as the two teams entered the break with the Ospreys holding a 1-0 lead.

In the second half, Fromal and the Wesley defensive unit stood strong to keep the Wolverines within striking distance. The Navy and White offense struggled to create opportunities though, generating just two shots and no penalty corners in the second half. 

Wesley moves to 1-5 on the season and will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 19 when they travel to Lynchburg. The squad is in the midst of a three-game road trip and will play their next home game on Sunday, Sept. 27 against Washington College.