Wolverines Can't Hold on as SVU Steals Victory

Wolverines Can't Hold on as SVU Steals Victory

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Women's Soccer team held a 1-0 lead at halftime but couldn't hold it as the Southern Virginia Knights scored twice in the second half to earn a 2-1 victory on Saturday night. 

Aleya Cummings scored her 14th goal of the season in the loss, burying a first half penalty kick. Lexi Gausepohl made 11 saves in her collegiate goalkeeping debut but took the goalkeeping loss. 

The Wolverines had a tough time finding the net in the first half, but a hand ball foul in the box against Southern Virginia gave the Wolverines a chance at a penalty kick. Aleya Cummings stepped up to the 12-yard marker and calmly pushed the ball to the left side netting, putting the Wolverines ahead 1-0.

In the second half, the Knights applied the pressure to the Wolverine defense, opening up a cannonade with 14 shots in the second half. Gausepohl did her best to keep the team at bay, but the Southern Virginia offense proved to potent as they netted a pair of goals in the second half and held the Wolverines without a shot. 

Wesley moves to 4-6-1 on the season with an 0-4 mark in conference play. The Wolverines will return to action on Wednesday, October 12 when they travel to Harrisburg to take on PSU-Harrisburg.