Batty Shatters Saves Record in Win Over Hood

Alyssa Prudente and Parents
Alyssa Prudente and Parents

DOVER, Del. – Junior goalkeeper Alyssa Batty broke the Wesley College single-season and career record for saves as the Wolverines defeated Hood College, 16-9, on Saturday afternoon in Capital Athletic Conference action at Scott D. Miller Stadium.  The wolverines move to 7-8 overall and 1-6 in the CAC.

Needing just two saves to tie the career mark, Batty stopped 16 shots on the day and now has 206 saves this season and 503 in her career.

The game didn't start the prettiest for Batty as Hood (2-14, 0-7 CAC) scored the game's first two goals but Wesley came right back to tie it on a pair of unassisted scores by senior Alyssa Prudente

Another Blazers goal gave Hood back the lead with 18:58 left in the first half, but the Wolverines scored five straight, including two each by Jessica Franklin and Jen Jacobs, to take a 7-3 advantage at the 6:36 mark.

Hood responded with another goal but Nina Cornog and Jacobs found the back of the net before time in the first half expired, giving Wesley a 9-4 halftime lead.

The teams would trade goals three times each to open the second half but Cornog helped the Wolverines retain the momentum with her third goal of the game with 13:48 left in regulation.  She would add another two goals giving her a career high five on the day.  She also dished out a pair of assists for a career-best seven total points.

Cornog did not just have a great game offensively; she also caused a career-high eight turnovers, tied with Jorden Lutz for the team lead with six ground balls and controlled three draws.

Elizabeth Groom also caused three turnovers as the Wolverines caused a season-high 19 on the day.

In her final regular season home game at Wesley, Prudente tallied six points on four goals and two assists and has an outside chance to set the school career record for goals.

Jacobs also notched the hat trick for the Wolverines and added an assist.

The Blazers were led by Caitlin Lawrence (4g, 1a) and Kati Vu (2g, 4a) while Helene Butler made 15 saves between the pipes.
 
Wesley hosts Lancaster Bible on Monday, April 16, at 7 pm before wrapping up the 2012 season at Salisbury on Wednesday, April 18.