DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Women's Soccer team looked impressive on Thursday night in Dover, beating Immaculata University 4-0 to earn their second win of the season. All four goals scored came from freshmen.
Aleya Cummings maintained her torrid goal scoring pace, finding the net three times for her second hat trick of the season and raising her season scoring total to eight goals. Katie Ford added Wesley's fourth score, the first of her collegiate career.
Wesley came out of the gates revved up and ready to roll, netting their first goal of the game in just 40 seconds. Cummings and Ford pinged a give and go back and forth to weave through the Immaculata defense creating a scoring lane for Cummings. The freshman took advantage beating the Mighty Macs goalie for a score.
In the 10th minute, Cummings was the beneficiary of some good fortune. Ford ripped a shot from 25 yards out that was blocked by a defender. The ball caromed off the defender and to the feet of Cummings who beat the surprised goalkeeper again to make it 2-0.
Sam Brannigan worked hard to keep the Wolverines ahead. The Wesley goalkeeper was tested several times, but came up with a season-high 10 saves to preserve the victory and record her second shutout of the year. The Mighty Macs' best opportunity came in the 44th minute when Carly Quigley launched a free kick from nearly 40 yards out. The ball floated all the way to the back post, and would have found its way under the crossbar had it not been for a great catch by Brannigan.
In the second half, it took the Wolverines more than 43 minutes to find the net again. In the 89th minute Kristen Griffith made a great defensive play to gain control near midfield. The senior found Janiah Moore in the middle who played a through ball to Cummings, setting the forward up for her third goal of the night.
Just 24 seconds later Moore played catalyst again, earning her third assist of the year on a brilliant through ball that freed up Ford. The forward beat the Immaculata defender in a dead sprint, finishing the play with a composed strike to score in the 90th minute, making it 4-0.
The Wolverines move to 2-2-0 on the season and will take the weekend off. The squad returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 14 when they travel to Rosemont College.