Wolverines Outshoot Immaculata, but Fall Short in Opener

Wolverines Outshoot Immaculata, but Fall Short in Opener

IMMACULATA, Pa. - The Wesley College Field Hockey team outshot their opponents, earned more penalty corners, and controlled the pace of play for the majority of the game but could not find a goal as Immaculata escaped with a 1-0 win over the Wolverines.

Taylor Timmons led the team with three shots on goal, testing the Mighty Macs' keeper. Allison Perugini and Kelsey Fromal each ripped four shots but were denied as the Wolverines were shutout by Immaculata's Sarah Pasternak. 

Wesley split time between a pair of freshman netminders with Sidney Knott making three saves in the first half and Bridget Wood playing the second half and making three saves as well. Knott allowed the game's lone goal and took the loss.

The game's lone tally came in the 23rd minute of play when Hilary Burkholder found a way to sneak one past Knott to put the Mighty Macs ahead 1-0. Wesley and Immaculata each notched six shots apiece in the first half. 

In the second half, the Wolverines dominated play on the Mighty Macs' side of the field, ripping off 14 shots to Immaculata's six. The Wolverines nearly earned a late equalizer when Brittany Bishop beat the Immaculata goalie with a shot, but Mighty Macs' defender Megan Wheeler made the defensive save to turn the Wolverines away yet again.

Wesley opens their season with an 0-1 record and will return to action on Sunday, Sept. 4 when they face Lynchburg College in the Wolverines' home opener.