Wesley Battles to Scoreless Tie with Hood

Wesley Battles to Scoreless Tie with Hood

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Women's Soccer team fought through a physical match against a tough, gritty Hood College team on Wednesday evening, coming away with a 0-0 draw at Drass Field. 

Sam Brannigan made a career-high 13 saves in 110:00 minutes of action to earn the draw. Kayla Ryan, Ashley Kistler, Natalie Trujillo, Sammy Williams and Amanda Butkus did a solid job on the defensive line to contain the Hood attack, warding them off and keeping their opportunities limited to shots from outside the 18.

On the other side, Aleya Cummings was stifled by the Hood defense. The freshman was given very little space by the Blazers and managed just one shot on goal despite many opportunities. Katie Ford led the Wolverines with four shots on frame. 

The overtime periods yielded several brief chances for the Wesley attack as they pounded away at a fatigued Hood back line, but none of their shots proved goalworthy as Blazers goalkeeper Rachel Knoebel made five saves. 

Wesley moves to 4-2-1 on the season and will return to action on Saturday when they open their Capital Athletic Conference schedule with a trip to Frostburg State University.