The Wesley Field Hockey team took to the field for the first time in 16 months. Traveling to Immaculata University the Wolverines did not walk away with the win but were able to step back onto the field and finally play.
The game started with Wesley putting pressure on the Immaculata defense. After some back and forth, Immaculata was able to find the net first just before the end of the quarter. Starting again with pressure Wesley earned a penalty corner and senior Jessica Behornar crossed the ball for a tip-in by freshman Allyson Sweeney to notch her first career goal. The rest of the first half saw Wesley out-shoot Immaculata 7-6 but the Mighty Macs were able to tally two more goals. The second half saw the defenses from both teams stall any scoring efforts with Wesley taking 7 shots and Immaculata 4.
The game would end Immaculata 3, Wesley 1. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Berry made 7 saves on 17 Immaculata shots. Immaculata goalie was credited with 10 saves on 19 Wesley shots.
While being back together was very rewarding, one Wolverine overcame a lot more than COVID-19 restrictions to be back on the field. After a year long battle with breast cancer, senior Alexis Howerin was happy to have the opportunity to be on the field and play the sport she loves once again. "It was the time of my life out there.. so blessed to be on the field again." Lex continues to live the motto, "Never take anything for granted because you never know when it could be you."
Wesley is back in action on Sunday for a rematch of today's game. Game time is set for 1:00 with the celebrations for our three seniors starting just before game-time. Game will be live-streamed on https://atlanticeastnetwork.com/wesley.