DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Field Hockey team earned a 5-0 win over Hendrix College on Saturday afternoon, notching their third victory in their last four contests.
The Wolverines earned their fifth win of the year, improving upon last year's mark to move to 5-12 on the season. Lauren Niezgoda finished with a pair of goals to lead four Wolverine scorers. Kelsey Fromal netted a goal and dished off an assist as well.
Makenzie McIntyre made four saves in the first half to earn the win in net. Sidney Knott and Sydney Stump split time in goal in the second half. Knott played 21:25 without being challenged and Stump turned away the only attempt on goal in her 14 minutes in net.
The Wolverines scored their first goal of the game on a set piece. Lauren Niezgoda inserted a corner to Isabella Lucia at the top of the arc. Lucia ripped the ball back to the near post where Niezgoda deflected it in past the Hendrix goalkeeper, making it 1-0.
Just 2:31 later Allison Perugini added a tally to make it 2-0 before the half. Kelsey Fromal beat a defender in the crease and dished it under the keeper's pads to Perugini who tapped in for the goal, giving Wesley a two-score cushion.
In the second half, the Wolverine offense continued clicking on all cylinders. Niezgoda scored again on an assist from Emily Wagner, followed by goals from Fromal and Kasey Fry. Morgan Seymour earned an assist on the Wolverines' final goal of the game.
Both Seymour and Niezgoda added a defensive save to help the Wesley netminding trio to preserve the shutout. Seymour's defensive save added to her nation-leading total, giving her 19 on the year.
Wesley will celebrate their senior night on Tuesday, October 18 when they host St. Mary's College in a Capital Athletic Conference contest. The Wolverines will honor seniors Allison Perugini, Lauren Niezgoda, and Morgan Seymour in a pre-game ceremony.