2005 Women's Soccer

Wesley Shut-Out by Cougars
DALLAS, Pa. - Wesley College (5-3, 1-2) traveled to conference opponent College Misericordia, falling to the Cougars by a final score of 3-0, in women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.  Wesley fell behind 2-0 at intermission and was never able to get on the scoreboard.  Wesley posted only 4 shots to the Cougars 14, while Misericordia held a decisive advantage in corners, 8-3.

Wolverines Win Over Marymount, 2-0
(Monday, September 19th)
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (5-2) defeated Marymount University by a final score of 2-0 in women's soccer non-conference action, on Monday night.  Felina Sachetti (JR, Haddon Township, NJ/Haddon Township) opened up the scoring in the 22nd minute to put Wesley up 1-0.  Wesley held that lead through intermission and scored on a goal by Jen Saitis (FR, Hockessin, DE/St. Mark's) in the 50th minute of play.  Wesley out-shot the Saints 17-2 and held a 7-0 advantage in corners.  Goalkeeper Brittany Block (SO, Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) had 3 saves for the Wolverines in the win.

Wesley Loses Tough Match to Eagles, 1-0
(Saturday, September 17th)
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (4-2, 1-1) fell to conference opponent Eastern University by a final score of 1-0 in women's soccer action, on Saturday night.  Both teams battled throughout the first half, with Eastern breaking through in the 41st minute of play on a goal by Stephanie Frank (JR, Harvey's Lake, PA/Lake Lehman).  Wesley goalkeeper Brittany Block (SO, Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) had a superb effort in goal posting, 14 saves for the Wolverines.  Eastern out-shot Wesley 16-9 and held a 5-2 advantage in corners.

Wolverines Win Conference Opener
(Thursday, September 14th)
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Wesley College (4-1, 1-0) defeated conference opponent Cedar Crest College by a final score of 3-0, in women's soccer action on Thursday afternoon.  Kyle Savidge (SO, Clarksboro, NJ/Kingsway) scored two goals, while Felina Sachetti (JR, Haddon Township, NJ/Haddon Township) added two assists for Wesley.  Ashley Esinger (SO, Maple Shade, NJ/Maple Shade) had 1 goal, while Jessica Trenkamp (FR, Vincentown, NJ/Senaca) had 1 assist in the victory.  Wesley out-shot the Falcons 19-1 and had a 3-1 advantage in corners.

Saitis Scores Game-Winner for Wesley
Lady Wolverines Win in Double-Overtime
(Saturday, September 10th)

DOVER, De. - Jen Saitis (FR, Hockessin, DE/St. Mark's) scored the game-winning goal in the 107th minute to give Wesley (3-1) a 2-1 double-overtime victory over visiting Philadelphia Biblical University (PBU), in women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.  The Crimson Eagles opened up the scoring in the 6th minute of play on a goal by Hannah Messenger (SO, Ballston Lake/Shenendehowa) to put PBU up 1-0.  Wesley out-shot the Crimson Eagles 9-3 in the first half, but were unable to find the back of the net. 

Wesley continued its offensive attack in the second half as they posted 7 shots to PBU's 0.  Gina Orrben (FR, Hockessin, DE/A.I. DuPont) tied the score in the 56th minute off an assist by Kyle Savidge (SO, Clarksboro, NJ/Kingsway).  Orrben also assisted on the game-winning goal to Saitis.  The Lady Wolverines out-shot PBU 19-3 and held a decisive advantage in corner kicks, 10-0.

Wesley Loses Non-Conference Tilt
(Thursday, September 8th)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Wesley College (2-1) traveled to non-conference opponent Moravian College (2-0), falling by a final score of 3-0 in women's soccer action on Thursday afternoon.  Wesley fell behind early as Moravian took a 1-0 lead in the 5th minute of play.  Moravian then went into halftime up 2-0 after scoring in the 24th minute and holding the Lady Wolverines attack at bay for the rest of the half.  The Lady Greyhounds finished off the scoring in the 59th minute for the final tally.  Wesley was out-shot by Moravian 15-0.

Wesley Wins in Championship Game
(Saturday, September 3rd)
BALTIMORE, Md. - Wesley College (2-0) won in the championship round of the Notre Dame Kickoff Classic over Washington College (1-1) by a final score of 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.  Wesley's Kyle Savidge (SO, Clarksboro, NJ/Kingsway) scored off a rebound in the 8th minute of play to put Wesley up 1-0.  Wesley held that advantage through halftime, until Felina Sachetti (JR, Haddon Township, NJ/Haddon Township) scored in the 85th minute off an assist from Ashley Esinger (SO, Maple Shade, NJ/Maple Shade), to give Wesley a 2-0 advantage.  Washington would post their lone goal in the 86th minute of play for the final tally. 

Goalkeeper Brittany Block (SO, Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) had another solid effort in goal posting 8 saves.  The Lady Wolverines were out-shot in the contest 12-11.  Wesley will travel to Moravian College on Thursday, September 8th in non-conference action, with kick-off at 4:30.

Lady Wolverines Win Opener
(Friday, September 2nd)

BALTIMORE, Md. - Wesley College (1-0) defeated non-conference opponent College of Notre Dame 1-0 in the Notre Dame Kickoff Classic on Friday afternoon in women's soccer action.  Ashley Esinger (SO, Maple Shade, NJ/Maple Shade) scored the games lone goal in the 17th minute and goalkeeper Brittany Block (SO, Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) posted 8 saves, with six of those saves coming in the second half.  Wesley out-shot the Gators 15-6 in the first half, with the Lady Wolverines holding a 22-15 advantage for the game.  Wesley will face Washington College in the Notre Dame Kickoff Finale on Saturday, September 3rd at 11:00 AM.

Women's Soccer Selected 4th in PAC Poll
ASTON, Pa. - The Wesley College women's soccer team has been selected to finish 4th in the preseason Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) poll.  Wesley received a total of 89 points and 1 first place vote.  2004 PAC champion, College Misericordia, was picked 1st after receiving 7 first place votes for 115 points.  Eastern University, which finished first in the regular season standings in 2004, received the other 3 first place votes and 113 points.  Gwynedd-Mercy was third garnering 91 total votes.

2005 Season Preview
DOVER, De. - The 2005 edition of the Wesley College women's soccer team is looking to build off the success of the 2004 campaign.  Wesley broke the school record for wins (12) and advanced to their first ever Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) championship game, only to fall to College Misericordia, 3-2 in penalty kicks.  Head Coach Ed Muntz enters his 11th season as the head coach and he feels confident that this year's team will continue to build on the success of the past two years.  Wesley is 22-11-7 since 2003 and the outlook is to make their second consecutive trip to the PAC Championship game.  "Our focus right now is to get ready for our first regular season game and continue to prepare ourselves for conference play," stated Coach Muntz.

The Wolverines are not at a loss for experience as they return top goal scorer (18) and points leader (41) Kyle Savidge (SO, Clarksboro, NJ/Kingsway).  Savidge, the PAC Rookie of the year and 2nd team all-conference selection, will be teamed with Felina Sachetti (JR, Haddon Township, NJ/Haddon Township) to guide Wesley's attack.  Sachetti earned 2nd team honors in 2003 and posted 7 goals and 2 assists in 2004, while playing in all 21 games.  Co-captain Lisa Lemons (JR, Hammonton, NJ/Hammonton) led the team in assists with 11 and also added 4 goals.  Lemons will help solidify the midfield having started in all 21 games.  Wesley will be helped by the return of Shannon Rybak (SO, North Haven, CT/North Haven) who played in the first 12 games before injuring her knee, posting 3 goals and 5 assists.

On defense, Wesley will be leaning toward the leadership of co-captain Colleen McMahon (SR, Woodbury, NJ/Woodbury) and 1st team all-conference goalie Brittany Block (SO, Oceanside, NY/Oceanside).  McMahon a mainstay on Wesley's defense, helped hold opponents to a .93 goals against average.  Block held opponents to a .85 goals against average in 18 games played, recording 111 saves on the season.  Carolyn Adair (JR, Marlton, NJ/Cherokee), a starter in 20 games in 2004, added 2 goals and 5 assists and will bring added depth to defensive-midfield.

Key newcomers include Becky Kreps (FR, Newark, DE/Newark), Jen Saitis (FR, Hockessin, DE/St. Mark's), Gina Orbben (FR, Hockessin, DE/A.I. DuPont), Jessica Trenkamp (FR, Vincentown, NJ/Senaca) and Megan Hallman (FR, Sicklerville, NJ/Paul VI).  Coach Muntz knows that the leadership and experience that his returnees gained from last year's conference championship game will only benefit this team.  "This team is learning everyday what it takes to be a successful student-athlete.  They understand that with quality leadership, discipline and their commitment to their teammates, anything is possible.  We are looking forward to the season and the opportunity to get back to the PAC championship game."

Women's Soccer 2005 Captains Announced
Dover, DE - The Wesley College women's soccer program has announced their team captains for the 2005 season.  Senior, Colleen McMahon (Woodbury, NJ/Woodbury High School) and junior, Lisa Lemons (Hammonton, NJ/Hammonton High School) will guide the Wolverines during the upcoming season.  Both McMahon and Lemons started in all 21 games in 2004. McMahon helped anchor the defense in holding their opponents to a .93 goals against average.  Lemons posted 4 goals and 11 assists for Wesley.  Last year, the Lady Wolverines finished with a 12-6-3 record and PAC Runner-up honors.