Wesley 1 (12-8, 5-2), Marywood 2 (16-3, 6-0)
What: Atlantic East Championship
When: Saturday, November 9th
Where: Scranton, Pa.
How it happened
The Wolverines traveled to top seed Marywood Saturday, November 9th for the AEC Championship game. The Wolverines looked to defend their title but fell short in double overtime 1-2.
Both the Wolverines and the Pacers offense battled throughout the first and second quarter of the game, but scoring did not begin for either team until late in the third quarter. Wesley's Alexiss Hulse served the ball from the right side of the cage to Jessica Behornar who deflected the ball into the right side for a Wolverine lead 1-0.
The Wolverine defense played lights outs and held Pacers off until the 55th minute of the game when Marywoods Jenna Dickey scored, 1-1 to bring the game into overtime.
Scoreless through the first overtime, Marywoods Lindsey Quinn knocked the ball in from the left side for a Marywood win 2-1 in double overtime.
Lauren Berry with 7 saves in the goal
Jessica Behornar with the goal in the third to put the Wolverines on the board
Comments from the Coach
"It was a heart-breaking loss. The ladies played their hearts out and adjusted to all the controllable. I am so proud of each and every member of the team. For our seniors- Brittany Bishop, Kaila Hindt, Alexxis Hulse, Madison Cook and Bridget Wood- we are so proud of the careers that each of them had as a Wesley Wolverine Field Hockey player". Coach Short
The Wolverines end their season 12-8 overall and 5-2 in Atlantic East play. They will now wait for a post season bid.