VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Wesley College field hockey team earned their second win in as many games on Thursday night, downing Virginia Wesleyan College 2-1 in a non-conference affair.
Kayla Fromal made 10 saves for the win in between the pipes and allowed just the one goal. Virginia Wesleyan goalkeeper Skye Swain made six saves to take the loss. The Marlins pulled their goalie in the final 1:01 of play to gain an extra field player but the move did not pay off as the Wesley defense held on for the win.
Renee Schneider provided the offense for the Wolverines, notching both of Wesley's goals in the win. The senior captain notched her first goal of the game in the fifth minute of play. Wesley did a good job of getting the ball into the circle, moving it between players while maintaining possession until Renee Schneider could finish off the score for her second goal of the year.
VWC broke through at 25:27 when Jenna Serna took the ball near the end line, centering it in front of the cage for Taylor Marshall to put away. The goal tied the game at 1-1, but it didn't take long for Schneider to put the Wolverines back on top.
Just 3:15 later, Wesley regained the lead. Lauren Niezgoda found Schneider for her second goal of the game. The goal gave the Wolverines the lead before the halftime whistle and gave Schneider her first career multi-goal game.
In the second half, Fromal put on a show in net, making four saves and stonewalling the Marlins to keep the Wolverines ahead. The senior goalkeeper's 10 saves marked her sixth double-digit save effort of the season, and her second in as many games.
Wesley improves to 3-8 on the season and will return to action on Saturday when they play host to Mary Washington in a Capital Athletic Conference bout. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.