DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College women's field hockey team fell to the Delaware Valley Aggies in a hard fought battle on Thursday evening. The Wolverines fall to 4-1 on the season while the Aggies advance to 2-3.
The first half of the game was fairly mild with only five shots, three for Wesley and two for Delaware Valley, and two corners, one each. The second half of the game was much livelier and saw both goal keepers put to the test. Wesley goalkeeper, Sarah Daniels, had five saves in the second half while the Delaware Valley goalie, Emily Aldridge, had to ward off six Wesley shots in the 35 minute period.
With no goals scored, the game moved into extra time. Both teams had good opportunities in the first overtime but neither could not capitalize and the game would proceed into a second overtime period.
Wesley's Lauren Mears started the period with a run down the right side of the field. Mears would take a shot on goal but Delaware Valley's Lydia Spakosky would come up with a defensive save. The table would turn quickly as the Aggies pushed the ball down the field. Just one minute after Mears' shot, the Aggies would see Taylor Prichett find the back of the cage after a scrum in front of the goal.
Alridge takes the win while Daniels takes her first loss of the season
The Wolverines return to the pitch on Saturday, September 13 at 1:00 PM for a home game against Richard Stockton.