2006 Field Hockey News

Vincent Named All-South Atlantic Region
DOVER, De. - Wesley College's Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) was named to the 2006 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-South Atlantic Region First Team, which was announced on Monday morning.  Vincent led the Wolverines with 14 goals on the season and added 1 assist, helping lead Wesley to a 13-9 overall record and a berth into the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Tournament.

Vincent was also named as a 1st Team All-Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) selection this season.  During Wesley's seven-game winning streak, Vincent had 5 goals during that stretch of games, helping earn Wesley a berth into the conference tournament.  Photo: Dani Vincent

Field Hockey Places Five on All-Conference
DOVER, De. - The Wesley College field hockey team placed five members onto the 2006 All-Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Field Hockey Team, which were announced Thursday morning by the conference office.  The Wolverines placed three players onto the first team, with Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg), Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) and Taryn Neeman (SO, Felton, DE/Lake Forest) all being named 1st team selections.  Goalkeeper LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayville, NJ/Central Regional) was named to the 2nd team and Karah Burton (SR, Pocomoke, MD/Pocomoke) was named to the 2006 Push the Rock All-Sportsmanship Team.

Onorato, a 1st team forward, led Wesley in points with 30 as she posted 12 goals and 6 assists on the season.  Both were career highs for Onorato in her senior season.  Vincent was selected as a 1st team midfielder after leading the Wolverines in goals with 14 and adding 1 assist on the season.  Neeman, a 1st team back, had 5 goals and 8 assists for Wesley in her rookie campaign in a Wolverine uniform.  Hyslop had a .796 save percentage and had 3 shut-outs on the season.  Photos: Top Left, Left to Right, Rachael Onorato and Dani Vincent; Bottom Right, Taryn Neeman

Wesley Taken Out by Blue Jays, 5-1
BALTIMORE, Md. - #7 Wesley College (13-9) was defeated by #2 The Johns Hopkins University (14-7) by a final score of 5-1, in the opening round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Mid-Atlantic Tournament, at Homewood Field Wednesday night. The Blue Jays will now face #6 Rochester University in the semifinals on Saturday.

Wesley struck first, when Taryn Neeman (SO, Felton, DE/Lake Forest)scored off a rebound just 6:41 into the game.  Hopkins knotted the score at 1-1 when Amy Soergel (SR, Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) connected on her second penalty stroke of the season at 24:10.  That woke up the Blue Jay offense as they went on to score four more unanswered against the Wolverines.

Leah Horton (SO, Wayne, PA/Upper Merion Area) scored exactly nine minutes later to give Hopkins the lead for good.  Soergel took a penalty corner for Hopkins and passed the ball out to Horton who scored to make it 2-1.  At 49:53, Hopkins pushed out to a 3-1 lead when Sarah Bender (JR, Mattapoisett, MA/Tabor Academy) scored her 12th of the season. Adair Landy (SO, Montclair, NJ/Montclair) took the ball all the way down the left side of the field and then passed it to Bender who was open in front of the Wolverines' goal.

Just over three minutes later, Katie Wong (SO, Los Angeles, CA/Harvard-Westlake) gave Hopkins a three-goal cushion.  At 58:52, Gabi Henn (FR, Lambertville, NJ/South Hunterdon Regional) closed out the scoring for the Blue Jays when she scored off a loose ball.

Goalie Dayna Eng (SR, Ellicott City, MD/Centennial) played 63:29 in goal and made six saves, while Sophia Tieu (FR, Cupertino, CA/Cupertino) played the remaining 6:31 and was not forced to make a save.  For the Wolverines, LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayville, NJ/Central Regional) played 62:00 and made eight saves and Kelle Search (SO, New Egypt, NJ/New Egypt) played the remaining 8:00 and made three saves. Hopkins out-shot Wesley 22-7 and had a 19-7 advantage in corners.

Wesley Taken Out in Semifinals, 5-2
ST. DAVID'S, Pa. - #4 Wesley College (13-8) lost to #1 Eastern University (16-4) by a final score of 5-2, in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Field Hockey Semifinal round, held at Eastern University on Wednesday afternoon.  The loss snaps Wesley's 7-game winning streak and now the Wolverines will await a possible bid into the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament.

In Wednesday's game, the Eagles jumped out to a 1-0 with 22:04 remaining in the first half off of a goal by Christy Miller (SR, Elverson, PA/Twin Valley).  Eastern answered with 3 more goals in the first half to take a 4-0 lead into halftime.

Wesley came out strong in the second half posting 2 unanswered goals to pull within 4-2.  Lauren Parkinson (FR, Princess Anne, MD/Washington) scored less than 5 minutes into the second half off an unassisted goal, while Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) scored with with 27:11 remaining in the game.  The Wolverines had a few chances to come within 1 goal, before Eastern's Lindsay Moyer (FR, Telford, PA/Christopher Dock) scored 19:03 remaining in the game.

LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayville, NJ/Central Regional) had an unbelievable 28 saves in goal for Wesley, who were out-shot 36-5 in the game.  Photo: Wesley's Dani Vincent

Onorato Scores Game-Winner to Lift Wesley, 2-1
DOVER, De. - Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) scored the game-winning goal with 9:55 remaining in the game, to lift #4 Wesley to a 2-1 win over #5 Neumann College (9-10), in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Tournament quarterfinal round on Saturday afternoon.  Wesley is now 13-7 on the season will travel to #1 Eastern University on Wednesday, November 1st at 12:00 PM in the semifinal round of the PAC Tournament.

Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) started off the day for Wesley scoring with 12:56 remaining in the first half to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead, off of a penalty corner by Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover).  Neumann answered back as Amanda Biagi (JR, Bellmawr, NJ/Paul VI) scored an unassisted goal with 24:53 left in regulation, as she rebounded the initial Neumann shot and fired for the equalizer.  Both teams continued to battle back and forth, before Onorato scored off another penalty corner for the game-winner.  Karah Burton (SR, Pocomoke, MD/Pocomoke) added the assist on Onorato's goal.

Wesley out-shot Neumann 14-10 and held a 16-11 advantage in corners.  LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) posted 3 saves in goal for the Wolverines.  Top Left: The game-winning goal by Rachael Onorato, Bottom Right: Brooke Bennett

Strong First Half Leads to 3-0 Win
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (12-7) defeated non-conference opponent Villa Julie College (5-13) by a final score of 3-0, in field hockey action on Wednesday afternoon.  Wesley scored three first half goals to jump out early on the Mustangs.  Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) scored her 11th goal of the season just over 7 minutes into the game to give Wesley an early 1-0 lead, as she dribbled through the Mustangs defense for the goal.  Brooke Bennett (FR, Milton, DE/Cape Henlopen) added her 1st goal as she scored with 8:24 remaining in the first half on another unassisted goal.  Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover) finished out the scoring for Wesley with 4:54 remaining off an assist from Lauren Parkinson (FR, Princess Anne, MD/Washington).

Wesley held a 22-5 advantage in shots and an 18-9 advantage in corners on the day.  LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) and Kelle Search (SO, New Egypt, NJ/New Egypt) combined for the shut-out in goal as they posted 2 saves and 1 save respectively.  Wesley will host #5 Neumann College in quarterfinal round of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Field Hockey Tournament on Saturday, October 28th at 2:00.

Wesley Wins Fifth Straight
Vincent Scores Two for Wolverines
DOVER, De. - Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) scored 2 goals in Wesley's 3-1 win over non-conference opponent Richard Stockton College (7-7), in field hockey action on Wednesday afternoon.  Wesley now sits at 11-7 overall and has now won five straight games.  The Wolverines finish out regular season play as they will host non-conference opponent Villa Julie College on Wednesday, October 25th at 4:00.

In Wednesday's game Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) scored with 13:23 remaining in the first half to put Wesley up 1-0.  Vincent posted her first goal less than four minutes into the second half to give Wesley a 2-0 lead.  Richard Stockton posted 1 goal to pull within 2-1, but Vincent blasted a reverse stick shot with 4:55 remaining in the game for the final tally.  Wesley had an 18-9 advantage in shots and a 10-5 advantage corners.  Photos: Dani Vincent

Onorato Named Co-Player of the Week
DOVER, De. - Wesley College's Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/ Phillipsburg) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Field Hockey Co-Player of the Week for the week ending October 16th.  Onorato scored three goals and had two assists for the Wolverines in a 3-0 overall and 3-0 conference week.  Onorato scored the game-winner to help the Wolverines defeat Neumann College 3-1 on Wednesday

This was Onorato's first player of the week award and now has 9 goals and 6 assists for Wesley on the season.

Wesley Wins on Road over Griffins, 3-1
GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. - Wesley College (10-7, 8-3) defeated conference opponent Gwynedd-Mercy College (7-6, 4-4) by a final score of 3-1, in field hockey action on Saturday afternoon.  Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional), Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) and Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) all had 1 goal apiece, while Onorato and Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover) added 1 assist apiece.

Vincent opened up the scoring with 25:18 remaining in the first half to take a 1-0 lead and held that lead into halftime, due to the Wesley defense holding the Griffins to no shots on goal in the first half.  Vincent scored off of a penalty corner from Onorato to give Wesley a 2-0 lead and Onorato scored 4:07 later to put the Wolverines into a comfortable 3-0 lead.  Gwynedd-Mercy would score the final goal with 6:49 remaining for the final tally.

Wesley held a 9-7 advantage in shots and a 10-2 advantage in corners and Wolverine goalkeeper LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) had 2 saves for the shut-out.  Photo: Rachael Onorato

Wesley Stops Neumann in Key Conference Battle
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (9-7, 7-3) defeated conference opponent Neumann College (7-8, 5-3) by a final score of 3-1, in field hockey action on Thursday afternoon.  The game began on Wednesday afternoon and was called with 12:25 remaining in the first half due to unplayable field conditions and was picked up on Thursday from that point.  Taryn Neeman (SO, Felton, DE/Lake Forest), Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) and Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover) all had 1 goal, while all three had 1 assist apiece.

Neeman scored with 24:58 remaining in the first half off an assist from Neylan, which came from a penalty corner.  Onorato posted the game-winner for Wesley less than five minutes into the second half off an assist by Neeman in front of the cage.  Neumann pulled to within 2-1, but Neylan put the game away as she scored with 10:59 to go in the game as Onorato had the assist for the final tally.

Wesley out-shot Neumann 13-6 and held a 15-3 advantage in corners.  LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) had 3 saves.  Photo: Rachael Onorato scoring the game-winner

Wesley Cruises to Win over Rosemont, 7-0
ROSEMONT, Pa. - Wesley College (8-7, 6-3) defeated conference opponent Rosemont College by a final score of 7-0, in field hockey action on Monday afternoon.  Taryn Neeman (SO, Felton, DE/Lake Forest) led the offensive attack for the Wolverines as she posted 2 goals and 1 assist, scoring her first goal less than four minutes into the game and followed with another goal with 18:28 remaining in the first half to give Wesley a 2-0 lead.  The Wolverines had 2 more goals before the half to take full control of the game, going into halftime with a 4-0 lead.

Other goal scores for Wesley were Karah Burton (SR, Pocomoke, MD/Pocomoke), Kelle Search (SO, New Egypt, NJ/New Egypt), Bree Riva (FR, Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial), Lauren Parkinson (FR, Princess Anne, MD/Washington) and Alex Linaburg (FR, Ellicott City, MD/Howard) all scoring 1 goal apiece.  Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover), Amanda Browning (SO, Tabernacle, NJ/Seneca) and Samantha Marconi (SO, Haddon Township, NJ/Haddon Township) all added 1 assist apiece.

Wesley held a 33-0 advantage in shots and a 25-0 advantage in corners.  The win is Wesley's third in its last four games.

Wolverines Get by Pacers after Slow Start
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (7-7, 5-3) defeated conference opponent Marywood University (2-8, 1-4) by a final score of 3-2, in field hockey action on Saturday afternoon.  The game was played at Dover High School due to Wesley's field being unplayable due to wet field conditions and Dover High having a turf field, compared to Wesley's natural grass.

After posting 17 shots and 19 corners in the first half, Wesley was only able to score off of a penalty stroke by Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) to put Wesley up 1-0 just 2:09 into the game.  Marywood posted 2 goals in the first half to take a 2-1 advantage into halftime.

The second half Wesley proved to be more efficient with their offensive play as Vincent blasted her second goal off of a cross from Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover) to knot the score at 2-2.  Vincent's second goal was her team-leading 10th of the season.  Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) scored the game-winner with 28:57 remaining in the second half off of a cross from the stick of Amber Tank (FR, New Castle, DE/William Penn), as Wesley was able to hold the Pacers scoreless the rest of the second half.

Wesley held a 30-9 advantage in shots and a 28-3 advantage in corners, while LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) had 2 saves in goal for the Wolverines.

Wolverines Lose to Widener, 2-0
CHESTER, Pa. - Wesley College (6-7) traveled to non-conference opponent Widener University, losing by a final score of 2-0, in field hockey action on Thursday night.  Widener scored with 18:09 in the first half and held that lead into halftime.  Wesley out-shot the Pioneers 8-6 in the first half, while Widener held a 19-14 advantage in shots for the game.  The Pioneers scored there second goal off a penalty stroke for the final tally.

Wesley goalkeeper LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) posted 11 saves in goal, while the Wolverines held an 11-8 advantage in corners.

Wesley Gets Back on Track with Win over Marlins
DOVER, De. - After a tough 3-2 conference loss to College Misericordia on Saturday, the Wolverines rebounded with a satisfying 1-0 win over non-conference opponent Virginia Wesleyan College (6-5), in field hockey action on Tuesday afternoon.  Wesley gets back to .500 on the season, evening their record to 6-6 overall.  Wesley's Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) scored the game-winner in the first half of play with 23:46 remaining in the first half off an assist by Taryn Neeman (SO, Felton, DE/Lake Forest).

The game proved to be a defensive battle early on as both teams combined for 3 shots in the first half and only 1 corner.  Wesley's first half goal came off of a Wolverine corner as Neeman crossed the ball to Martin for her third goal of the season.  The goal was the first shot attempted by both teams in the opening half.

The second half saw the pace pick-up, but Wesley goalkeeper LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) made 5 of her 6 saves in the second half to keep the Marlins attack scoreless.   The Marlins had one last attempt to tie the score as they were awarded a penalty corner with no time remaining, but Hyslop made a save to earn her 3rd shut-out of the season.  For the game Virginia Wesleyan held a 7-5 advantage in shots, while both teams had 4 corners.  Neeman has a team-high 5 assists on the season.  Photos: Top Left, Dani Vincent, Bottom Right, Susan Neylan Crosses to Sam Marconi as the shot goes just wide of the cage.

Wesley Silenced by Misericordia, 3-2
ASTON, Pa. - Wesley College (5-6, 4-3) lost to conference opponent College Misericordia by a final score of 3-2, in field hockey action on Saturday afternoon.  The Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 lead heading into halftime, before Wesley scored two unanswered goals by Taryn Neeman (SO, Felton, DE/Lake Forest) and Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) to tie the score at 2 apiece.  Misericordia scored the game-winner with 1:14 remaining to secure the victory for the Cougars.

Misericordia held a 17-8 advantage in shots and a 12-10 advantage in corners.  LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) had 10 saves in goal and Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) had one assist for Wesley.

Martin Scores Game-Winner over #9 Rowan
DOVER, De. - Wesley's Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) scored with 33 seconds remaining in the game, to lift the Wolverines to a 1-0 upset win of #9 ranked Rowan University (6-3), in non-conference field hockey action on Thursday afternoon.  This is Wesley's third game against a team that is ranked in the top-20 of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) weekly poll.  "The kids really played well," said Wesley Head Coach Tracey Short.  "They finally were able to put the ball in the cage against a good team."

Both teams played an even first half with the Wolverines holding a 5-2 advantage in shots and a 4-2 advantage in corners.  LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) had 2 saves to keep the Profs attack at bay, while Rowan goalkeeper Amanda Cucinotti (JR, Voorhees, NJ/Cherry Hill East) had 3 saves as both teams went into halftime scoreless.

The Profs who are coming off an upset of then #1 ranked Salisbury University on Tuesday came out firing, posting 4 shots in the first 20 minutes to Wesley's 2 starting off the second half of play.  Just following a Wesley timeout, Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover) had one of the Wolverines' best chances as she had an uncontested shot go wide left with 3:27 remaining in the game.  The Wolverines were awarded a penalty corner with 1:41 to go and were able to get off 3 shots, all of which were saved by Cucinotti in dramatic fashion.

Following the Wesley barrage of shots, the Wolverines were awarded another penalty corner with 48 seconds remaining in the contest.  Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) took Wesley's first shot and gained control of the rebound off of Rowan goalkeeper.  After the rebound, Onorato was able to cross the ball to Martin in front of the cage, as she blasted the game-winner with less than a minute to play.  Rowan called a timeout following the goal, but Wesley was able to gain control to run out the clock for the win.  "We are very proud of how far they have come this season," added Coach Short.

Wesley had a 14-8 advantage in shots and a 7-6 advantage in corners for the game, while Hyslop had 5 saves in goal for her second shut-out of the season.  The goal was Martin's second of the season and Onorato's assist was her 4th.  Wesley now improves to 5-5 overall on the season. Top Left, LeAnne Hyslop prepares to make a save, Bottom Right, Rachael Onorato fires a shot on goal

Vincent and Neylan Lead Wolverines to 6-3 Win
DOVER, De. - Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) and Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover) each had 2 goals apiece as Wesley College (4-5, 4-2) defeated Immaculata University (1-7, 1-6) by a final score of 6-3, in field hockey action on Wednesday afternoon.  Neylan, Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) and Taryn Neeman (SO, Felton, DE/Lake Forest) all had 1 assist apiece.  Onorato and Lauren Parkinson (FR, Princess Anne, MD/Washington) also added 1 goal apiece in the Wolverine win.

Onorato opened up the scoring off an assist from Neylan with 25:38 to go in the first half.  The Mighty Macs tied the score at 1-1 with 18:20 remaining, but Vincent added a penalty stroke goal less than two minutes later to put Wesley up 2-1.  Immaculata scored the equalizer off an unassisted goal by Alyssa Guarini (SO, Leola, PA/Lancaster Catholic), with Wesley's Parkinson answering right back with 3:03 remaining before the half to give the Wolverines a 3-2 lead going into the second half.

Neylan posted both of her goals in the second half to give Wesley a comfortable 5-2 advantage and Vincent answered with 2:44 left in the game as she blasted her shot from 10 yards out.  The Mighty Macs scored with 1:06 remaining in the game for the final tally, with Immaculata holding a 20-16 advantage in shots and a 9-8 advantage in corners.  Wesley goalkeepers LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayville, NJ/Central Regional) and Kelle Search (SO, New Egypt, NJ/New Egypt) had 6 and 4 saves respectively.  Photos: Top Left, Lauren Parkinson, Bottom Right, Richa'd Johnson

Wesley Shuts-Out Cavaliers for Conference Win
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (3-5, 3-2) defeated conference foe Cabrini College (3-6, 3-1) by a final score of 2-0, giving the Cavaliers their first loss in conference play, in field hockey action on Saturday afternoon.  Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) posted what proved to be the game-winner with 21:00 left in the 2nd half off an assist by Taryn Neeman (SO, Felton, DE/Lake Forest).  Wesley's Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover) answered with 7:04 remaining in the game, scoring to give Wesley the 2-0 lead.

Wesley out-shot Cabrini 13-9 and held a 13-6 advantage in corners.  LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) posted 5 saves in goal for her first shut-out of the season.  Photo: LeAnne Hyslop

Wesley Falls Just Short of Upset of #2 Messiah
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (2-5) lost to #2 ranked Messiah College (6-0) by a final score of 1-0, in non-conference field hockey action on Thursday afternoon.  Wesley came out firing early in the game as the Wolverines posted three shots in a 19 second time span, less than three minutes into the contest.  The Falcons held a slim advantage in shots, 6-5, in the first half with Wesley goalkeeper LeAnn Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) posting 3 saves in the opening stanza.

With 20:33 to go in the second half, Messiah finally broke through as Lindsey Hunter (JR, Unity, ME/Mt. View) found the back of the cage off an assist by Tiffany Leatherman (SO, Telford, PA/Christopher Dock).  Wesley's best chance at tying the score came off the stick of Laura Parkinson (FR, Princess Anne, MD/Washington) as she drilled a shot from just inside the circle, but Messiah goalkeeper Ashley Mowery (FR, Mechanicsburg, PA/Northern) made one of her 7 saves to help secure the win for the Falcons.  The Falcons held a 13-10 advantage in shots and an 11-5 advantage in corners.  Photo: Dani Vincent

Wolverines Roll to Win over Cedar Crest, 6-1
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Wesley College (2-4, 2-2) snapped its two-game losing streak, defeating conference opponent Cedar Crest College by a final score of 6-1, in field hockey action on Tuesday afternoon.  Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) led the Wolverine attack by posting 2 goals and 1 assist, while Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover) added 1 goal and 2 assists for Wesley.  Bree Riva (FR, Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial), Lauren Parkinson (FR, Princess Anne, MD/Washington) and Samantha Marconi (SO, Haddon, NJ/Haddon) all added 1 goal apiece.  Parkinson and Taryn Neeman (SO, Felton, DE/Lake Forest) both added 1 assist in the Wolverines' win.

Wesley Out-Done by St. Mary's, 3-0
ST. MARY'S, Md. - Wesley College (1-4) traveled to non-conference opponent St. Mary's College (4-1), losing to the Seahawks by a final score of 3-0, in field hockey action on Saturday afternoon.  The Seahawks scored with 18:03 remaining in the first half and held that lead into halftime, while out-shooting Wesley 13-5 in the first half.  With both teams playing even throughout the second half, St. Mary's found the back of the cage 2 times to secure the win and the shut-out.  The Seahawks held a slim advantage in shots in the second half 11-10 and 24-15 for the game.

Wesley goalkeeper LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) had a solid game in goal posting 12 saves in the loss.

Wesley Falls in Rain to Eastern
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (1-3, 1-2) fell to conference opponent Eastern University by a final score of 3-2, in field hockey action on Thursday afternoon.  Wesley's Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) scored both goals, while Jade Martin (SO, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) assisted on both scoring opportunities for the Wolverines.

Wesley posted an early lead with Vincent's goal just over 4 minutes into the contest, however Eastern quickly answered 1:21 later on a goal by Jamie Heck.  Tied at the half, Wesley was down two goals before Vincent scored with 3:15 remaining to pull Wesley within 1 (3-2).  Wesley would get no closer as neither team would post any shots on goal the rest of the way. 

The Wolverines out-shot Eastern 13-10 and held a 13-6 advantage in corners.  Wesley goalkeeper LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayview, NJ/Central Regional) posted 4 saves on the day.  The Wolverines will travel to non-conference opponent St. Mary's College on Saturday, September 16th at 3:00 in their next contest.  Photo: Dani Vincent

Neylan Paces Wesley to 4-1 Win
GLENSIDE, Pa. - Susan Neylan (JR, Dover, DE/Dover) had 1 goal and 2 assists to lead Wesley to a 4-1 win over conference opponent Arcadia University, on Tuesday afternoon in field hockey action.  Wesley picks up their first win of the season taking their record to 1-2 overall and 1-1 the conference.

The Wolverines jumped out to a 2-0 lead at halftime and followed up with 2 more goals in the second half.  Rachael Onorato (SR, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) had a solid day for Wesley posting 1 goal and 1 assist, while Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) added 2 goals in the win.

Wolverines Slow to Start in Loss to Alvernia
READING, Pa. - Wesley College (0-2, 0-1) fell to the defending conference champions Alvernia College (3-1, 1-0), by a final score of 3-1 in field hockey action on Saturday afternoon.  The Crusaders jumped out to an early 3-0 lead scoring three goals in less than 14 minutes to open up the game.  Alvernia scored in the 2nd minute of play and then answered right back just over 6 minutes later to go up 2-0 and finished off the scoring with a goal with 21:47 to go in the first half.

Dani Vincent (JR, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) scored Wesley's lone goal off an assist by Taryn Neeman (SO, Felton, DE/Lake Forest) less than three minutes into the second half.  Alvernia out-shot Wesley 10-9 in the game, but Wesley held a 6-1 advantage in shots in the second half.  The Wolverines held a 7-5 advantage in corners.

Field Hockey Postponed for Wednesday
DOVER, De. - The Wesley College field hockey game at conference opponent Arcadia University for Wednesday, September 6th has been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, September 7th at 4:00.

Wesley Taken Out in Overtime
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (0-1) fell to non-conference opponent William Paterson University (1-0) by a final score of 1-0 in overtime, in both teams' season opener's in field hockey action.  During the scoreless regulation, William Paterson had an 11-7 advantage in shots with Wesley goalkeeper LeAnne Hyslop (SR, Bayville, NJ/Central Regional) posting 7 saves.  Wesley had a 12-11 advantage in corners in regulation.

Wesley's last scoring opportunity came with 4:01 left in the 2nd half as Amber Tank (FR, New Castle, DE/William Penn) shot wide left.  The Pioneers answered back off a shot by Amber Scott that was saved by Hyslop to put both teams into the overtime period.

Wesley held a 5-2 advantage in shots in the overtime period and a 4-0 advantage in corners, but Pioneer goalkeeper Christina Auger had 2 saves during the extra stanza to thwart the Wolverine attack.  William Paterson's Katie Jo Cipriani scored off an assist by Meghan Hall for the game-winner with 1:44 remaining in the first overtime.  For the game the Pioneers held a slim 13-12 advantage in shots, with Wesley owning a 16-11 advantage in corners.

Field Hockey Selected Third
DOVER, De. - The three-time Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Champions, Wesley College, have been selected third in the preseason coaches poll announced on Tuesday afternoon.  Alvernia College, the 2005 champions, received a total of 10 first place votes for 141 points, with Cabrini College taking the second spot with (119).  Wesley received 114 points followed by College Misericordia (107) and Eastern University (104).  Eastern was awarded the final first place vote.

Neumann College (83), Gwynedd-Mercy College (73), Arcadia University (61), Immaculata University (52), Cedar Crest College (44), Marywood University (26) and Rosemont College (14) rounded out the voting.  Wesley finished 11-6 in 2005, while earning an eighth straight appearance into the conference tournament.

One Goal in Mind for Wesley Field Hockey
DOVER, De. - The Wesley College field hockey team enters its final season of competition in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) with the expectation of bringing the Wolverines their fourth conference championship.  Wesley has won the conference tournament in 2001, 2003 and 2004, along with three trips to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III National Tournament in those years.  The Wolverines, under the helm of four-time coach of the year Tracey Short, feel that the goal of the conference championship is more than at hand.  Coach Short, in her twelfth season, owns a 147-66 overall and an astonishing 81-7 conference record. 

Wesley is coming off an 11-6 overall and 9-2 conference record and returns four starters from 2005, while losing ten starters in the past two years.  "We are looking forward to seeing the team in action.  After losing ten starters in the past 2 years, this year's squad will be gaining valuable on-the-field experience," stated Coach Short.  LeAnne Hyslop (SR, GK, Bayville, NJ/Central Regional) will be in goal for Wesley after making 83 saves in 2005, while Karah Burton (SO, B, Pocomoke, MD/Pocomoke) will help solidify the backs.  "Defensively, LeAnne in goal and Karah Burton anchoring the backs will be a good combination.  They have worked together for three years now and this year they have stepped up nicely to the challenges in front of them," added Coach Short. 

Dani Vincent (JR, F, Camden, DE/Lake Forest) and Susan Neylan (JR, F, Dover, DE/Dover) return to lead the Wolverine offense.  Vincent led the team with 11 goals and 23 points on the season, while Neylan posted 5 goals and 5 assists.  Both Vincent and Neylan started in all 17 games for Wesley.  Wesley out-scored their opponents 46-25 and out-shot opponents 370-194 in 2005 and will look toward Vincent and Neylan to keep that pace up on offense.  Rachael Onorato (SR, F, Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) also returns after a year away due to injury.  Onorato played in all 21 games for the Wolverines and added 3 goals during her time.  Sam Marconi (SO, F/M, Haddonfield, NJ/Haddonfield) and Jade Martin (SO, M, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) each played in 16 games last year, while adding 3 goals apiece and will bring added depth.  Taryn Neeman (SO, M, Felton, DE/Lake Forest) enters her first season with Wesley after transferring from Division I University of Delaware.  Neeman, an All-State player at Lake Forest High School, will add more experience and offensive skill to the Wolverines offense.

Coach Short has brought in 11 newcomers and 4 local standouts from Delaware to add to the Wolverine lineup.  "Our mixture of returning athletes and newcomers should prove to be very exciting and fun to watch.  We are working on more offensive power and hoping to keep the ball moving as much as possible," commented coach Short.  Hyslop, Burton, Onorato and Vincent have all been named team captains.  Wesley opens up the 2006 season at home against non-conference opponent William Paterson University on Saturday, September 2nd at 1:00.