YORK, Pa. - The Wesley College field hockey team held an early lead, but couldn't hold off the York offense as the Spartans came away with an 8-2 victory over the Wolverines on Saturday afternoon.
Kayla Fromal made 13 saves, recording her seventh consecutive double-digit save outing and her 11th on the season. Fromal also reached the 200-save mark on the season, becoming one of just five goalies in NCAA Division III to reach the mark so far this year. Kasey Fry and Morgan Seymour each recorded a defensive save as well.
Wesley took an early lead off of a set play. The Wolverines inserted a penalty corner that found its way to Allison Perugini. The forward ripped a shot goalward that was deflected into the air. Lauren Niezgoda got a stick on the airborn ball, knocking it in for a score to make it 1-0 just 5:15 into the contest.
The Navy and White conceded a pair of goals before striking again in the 26th minute. This time it was Renee Schneider who finished off the play. The senior batted in a loose ball, snatching it out of the air and into the net as the Wolverines tied the game at 2-2 before halftime. York regained the lead with a pair of goals before the halftime whistle and the Wolverines trailed 4-2 at the break.
In the second half, Wesley struggled to mount an offensive attack. The squad was outshot 14-4 after the halftime break and the Spartans took advantage, scoring four times in the second half.
Wesley moves to 3-13 on the season with an 0-5 mark in the CAC. The squad will take on Ferrum College and celebrate senior day on Sunday at Drass Field. The team will honor graduating seniors Meghan Groom, Renee Schneider, and Kayla Fromal.