DOVER, Del. - This weekend the Wesley College Women's Field Hockey team is going up against two highly competitive teams. The ladies travel to Roanoke on Saturday September 10 and Ferrum Sunday the 11th.
The team opened up their 2016 season against Immaculata University. Taylor Timmons, Allison Perugini and Kelsey Fromal all took shots against their opponent's keeper but none came through. Wesley battled, having outshot and earned more penalty corners but fell to the Mighty Macs 1-0.
The Wolverines followed with a match against Elizabethtown. The squad trailed 4-0 in the second half, but cut the lead in half in the final 15 minutes with goal from Lauren Niezgoda and Isabella Lucia. The comeback came up short though, as the Wolverines fell 4-2.
Their first match up of this weekend is against the Roanoke Maroons who finished their 2015 season with a winning record of 11-7. During those 18 games, they scored 48 goals averaging out to 2.7 goals per game. Wesley was not too far behind with 21 goals in their 18 games and 1.2 goals per game. Currently, the Maroons started their 2016 season off with two wins under their belt against Ferrum (4-0) and Washington College.
On Sunday, the Wolverines take on Ferrum College. Last year, Wesley beat the Panthers on their senior day 4-1. Captain Morgan Seymour assisted freshmen Kasey Fry to earn their first goal of the game. Later on in the second half, junior Allison Perugini earned two goals, including the game-winner. Ferrum College walked away last season with a 2-16 record. Their only wins were against Eastern Mennonite University and Sweet Briar College.
Senior Morgan Seymour led the team and conference in defensive saves in her 2015 season and played in all 18 games, starting in 17 of them. The senior believes that her team is ready to talks on the weekend. She is ready to take on the Maroons and Mighty Macs once again.
"The team is really coming together as a unit" Seymour said. "We have six freshmen who are doing an awesome job continuing to adjust to the speed of the game at this level. The team is hungry for out first win of the season and continuing to make adjustments everyday to help the little things that will help us achieve the goals we've set for this season."
The Navy and White will look to earn a pair of road wins this weekend before returning home to take on Stockton at Drass Field on September 15.