MORRISTOWN, N.J. - The Wesley College women's soccer team played their third game in four days, but didn't seem fazed. Instead, the squad exploded for seven goals in a 7-1 win over the College of Saint Elizabeth on Friday afternoon.
Taylor Lynch got the win in her first career start in goal. Lynch played the first half but wasn't called upon to make a save. Freshman Antonia Pote made three saves in the second half for the Wolverines. CSE goalkeeper made 10 saves but took the loss after allowing four goals in 64 minutes. Mariah Lavornia played the final 26 minutes in goal, allowing three goals and making four saves.
Eight different Wolverines earned points on the day, with Janiah Moore and Megan DeFalco leading the way. Moore finished with a goal and an assist while DeFalco added a pair of helpers and was the last Wolverine to touch the ball on a CSE own goal. Kaitlyn Ennis netted her first goal of the season, Lauren Price scored a goal, while Devan Ross and Kayla Ryan each tallied their first career goals. Ryan finished with two scores.
Wesley got on the board in the ninth minute when Summer Stone found Ennis for a goal. The Wolverines followed with another score in the 21st. Samantha Netterman found Janiah Moore to put the Navy and White ahead 2-0. A St. Elizabeth own goal made it 3-0 in the 34th minute, and Ryan netted her two goals in the final five minutes before the halftime whistle. Wesley entered the halftime break with a comfortable 5-0 lead.
Wesley added onto their lead in the second half with goals from Lauren Price and Devan Ross. The two tallies made it 7-0 for the Wolverines with just over 23 minutes to play. In the final 10 minutes, CSE scored their only goal of the match. Starting goalkeeper Grace Bailey was sent in as a field player and netted her first goal of the season, the second of her career.
With the victory, Wesley moves to 3-2-2 on the season. The squad will rest this weekend and then travel to Hood College on Thursday, Sept. 24 for a match with the Blazers