DOVER, Del. - Though the pre-game ceremony was a joyous occasion with the Wesley College Field Hockey team honoring their four seniors, the end result of the night was not as triumphant as the team hope as the Wolverines fell 4-1 to St. Mary's College in a Capital Athletic Conference match.
Sidney Knott got the start in goal making four saves while allowing four goals in the first half. For the second half, Makenzie McIntyre came in and stopped all three shots she faced. Morgan Seymour added yet another defensive save to her nation-leading tally, bringing her to 20 on the year.
The Navy and White came out flat, playing a first half that saw them outshot 20-0 by the Seahawks. St. Mary's capitalized with four first half goals, including a successful penalty stroke as they opened up a large lead over the Wolverines.
The second half was played much more equally as Wesley outshot the visitors 5-4 and earned four penalty corners to the Seahawks' three. Taylor Timmons broke through in the 59th minute for the Wolverines, beating the keeper on a breakaway to cut the lead to 4-1, but that was the only opportunity Wesley could manufacture as the squad fell by that score.
Isabella Lucia, Lauren Niezgoda, Allison Perugini and Morgan Seymour were honored by the team in pre-game ceremonies. The quartet have played together the past two years, with Niezgoda, Perugini and Seymour playing four years at Wesley. Over the past four years, Wesley has earned 24 wins and a CAC playoff berth.