DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Field Hockey team took an early lead, but ultimately dropped a contest in double overtime to the Neumann Knights on Tuesday evening at Drass Field. Wesley scored in the first five minutes, but fell 2-1 in the extra period.
Wesley goalkeeper Sidney Knott made a career-high 12 saves and Taylor Timmons netted the goal for the Wolverines as the squad took 17 shots and 11 penalty corners. Morgan Seymour earned a defensive save for the Navy and White.
The Wolverines scored in the first five minutes when Emily Wagner cleared a ball up the left flank. The clear was gathered by Alexiss Hulse who drove it up the side into attacking position. The freshman ripped a hard pass to the far post where Timmons was waiting for the putaway goal, making it 1-0.
Later in the first half, Neumann tied the game off a penalty corner set piece. The Knights leveled the score with just under five minutes remaining in the first half. Two minutes later, Morgan Seymour came away with a clutch defensive save, winning a bully on the post to keep the score level before the halftime break.
The second half went scoreless. The Wolverines had the best opportunity of the second frame when Lauren Niezgoda collected a rebound on the post behind the keeper, but the shot was denied by a Neumann defender.
In the overtime, both time had chances but it was the Knights who cashed in. After both teams had run back and forth over the field for nearly 25 extra minutes, Neumann earned a breakaway. Jessica Harrell finished off the breakaway with a backhanded shot that just beat Harrell inside the post for the 2-1 win.
Wesley moves to 1-6 on the season and will return to action on Thursday when they travel to Washington College for another non-conference tilt.