Dover, Del. - In the second game of the season, the Wesley Field Hockey Team gave the seniors an exciting Senior Day game. The 1-0 overtime win over Immaculata University helped redeem their first game loss.
Prior to the beginning of the game, the Wolverines celebrated the three 4-year seniors for their contributions to the Field Hockey program. Senior tri-captains Lauren Berry, Jessica Behornar and Alexis Howerin are all completing their collegiate playing days this spring.
After the celebrations, the teams got right to work. Wesley spent the majority of the first quarter in their offensive end dominating play. The stingy Immaculata defense held strong and kept Wesley out of their goal. In the second quarter Immaculata came out more offensive, taking three shots which were turned away by goalie Katie Porter. The remainder of the game was back and forth with Wesley pushing hard on their offensive half only to be turned away by the defense of Immaculata.
After finishing the game 0-0, the teams headed to overtime. Immaculata started the OT with the ball. Carly Setting tackled the opening play and stole the ball, heading to the goal. A pass and cross later led to a penalty corner. After an unsuccessful corner, the Wolverines retrieved the ball and went back to work. A few seconds later, Jessica Behornar stole the ball, in a one-on-one situation dodged the goalie and put the ball into the back of the net for the win!
After the game Behornar stated, "Today's game was an awesome team win for us. Our success was driven by the constant energy and desire to come out on top. As a team we knew we had to come out today and prove ourselves and that's what we did. Having the game-winning goal was an awesome feeling, but I would not have been able to do that without the rest of the girls behind me. Every player had their own special contribution to the OT win today. I am so proud of everyone and I am looking forward to our final week of game-play as a team."
Wesley goalies Lauren Berry and Katie Porter combined for 4 saves on 5 Immaculata shots. Immaculata goalie Randie Kuhar (7 saves) and defender Nicole Vigna (2 defensive saves) combined for 9 saves on 23 Wesley shots. Wesley defense held Immaculata without a corner all game, while Wesley earned 11 corners.
The Wolverines are back in action Tuesday when they take on Neumann University at DE Turf. Push back is scheduled for 5 pm.