Wolverines Strike Quickly, Can't Hold off Sea Gulls

Wolverines Strike Quickly, Can't Hold off Sea Gulls

SALISBURY, Md. - In their final game of the season the Wesley College Women's Soccer team showed fight and promise as the team fell to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Capital Athletic Conference rival Salisbury University.

The team notched one goal, a freshman-to-freshman connection, taking advantage of one of the only two shots they took on the day. Sam Brannigan made six saves in 79 minutes of action. Amanda Deputy stopped the only shot she saw in 11 minutes of relief.

Wesley conceded the first goal of the game, but came back to tie the contest just 1:39 later. Aleya Cummings collected the ball from the midfield, drawing several defenders, and flicked it on over the top of the back line where Madison Roberts ran onto it and scored her first collegiate goal. The tally leveled the score at 1-1 early in the first half. 

From there the Wolverines struggled to generate offense as the Sea Gulls scored two goals before the halftime break and two more in the second half to take a 5-1 lead. During that time the Wolverines were held to just one shot on goal, but Aleya Cummings' effort was turned away.

The Wolverines saw their season come to an end as the final whistle blew. The squad finishes the year with a 4-11-1 mark and will graduate seniors Sam Brannigan, Kristen Griffith, Natalie Trujillo, Summer Stone, and Brooke Thompson. The squad will look to build around the talented nucleus of returners in the years to come.