YORK, Pa. - The Wesley College Field Hockey team took a loss on Saturday afternoon, falling to Capital Athletic Conference competitor York College of Pennsylvania 5-0.
Bridget Wood got the start and tied a career-high with 14 saves on the day. Brittany Bishop and Morgan Seymour led the offense with one shot on goal apiece. Wesley was outshot 27-3 and was limited to just one corner while York earned 10.
The Wolverines had to withstand constant pressure from the York offense in the first half. Wood and the defense held the Spartans scoreless for the first 18:15 of play, but York cracked the scoreboard with a goal in the 19th minute. The Spartans followed with two more before the halftime whistle. Wood collected nine saves in the first half while the Wolverines went without a shot.
In the second half the Wolverine offense created chances for themselves. Brittany Bishop ripped a shot on goal that was smothered by the goalie illegally, giving Wesley a penalty stroke. Morgan Seymour stepped to the line to take the stroke but was turned away by the York goalkeeper. The Wolverines went without a score the rest of the way, falling 5-0.
Wesley will return home to play host to Lynchburg College on Sunday afternoon. The game is a make-up from a weather-delayed game earlier in the season.