ASTON, Pa. - The Wesley College Women's Soccer team trailed for over 45 minutes of regulation, but notched a late goal to force overtime against Neumann University. The Wolverines fell short in the extra period though, dropping a 2-1 affair.
Aleya Cummings scored her fifth goal in two games to level the score for the Wolverines while Sam Brannigan made four saves in the loss. Wesley played the Knights evenly throughout with the shot count tied at 16-16, and put seven shots on goal to the Knights' six.
Neumann began the game with a goal in the first 15 minutes. Jamie King teamed with Danni Elman for a give-and-go that played King into scoring position. The forward beat Brannigan for the first goal of the contest in the 14th minute of play. Wesley outshot the Knights in the first half, but went into the break trailing 1-0.
In the second half, the Wolverine attack began to come alive. Finally in the 62nd minute of play, Cummings broke through for the Navy and White. The freshman forward outsprinted a defender to get into a threatening position, drew the keeper out before beating the netminder, and tapped the ball into an empty net for the tying goal.
Wesley nearly broke the tie in the 81st minute when Sammy Williams had a crack on net, but it was turned away by the Neumann goalkeeper to leave the score level. Time ran out in the regulation period, forcing the two teams into extra time.
In the overtime period, the Knights wasted no time applying pressure. Just 2:35 into the frame, Neumann earned a corner kick and played it into the mixer. The ball was knocked down but the Wolverine defenders could not clear. The ball found its way to the feet of Kahlyn Ford, who finished it off to give Neumann the 2-1 overtime win.
Wesley moves to 1-2 on the season and will look to rebound with a contest at home against Immaculata University on Thursday, Sept. 8.