A first-half flurry propels women’s soccer over Marywood, 3-1

A first-half flurry propels women’s soccer over Marywood, 3-1

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College women's soccer team picked up an important Atlantic East Conference victory on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Marywood to keep pace with the Pacers and Cabrini for a first round bye and hosting rights for the conference tournament.

Emily Caldarelli got a cross into the box deflected off a Marywood defender into the feet of Mackenzie Forsythe, who buried a left-footed shot past the Marywood keeper for Wesley's first goal of the game in the 21st minute of the game.

Five minutes later, Amanda Moccaldi was able to win a goalie clearance and passed it ahead to Caldarelli. Caldarelli flicked a through ball over to Forsythe, who curled a shot around the defender for her second goal of the game.

In the 36th minute, Forsythe won a ball in the midfield and dribbled through the Marywood defense and ripped a shot past the diving goalie for her second hat trick of the season.

Marywood would cut into the Wesley lead near the end of the first half with a penalty shot by Madison Daches but Wesley's defense would hold tight and prevent Marywood from getting any good chances.

Forsythe's three-goal performance continues her scoring streak to three games. Caldarelli notched a pair of assists to increase her season total to 14 assists, leading the conference.

Isabelle Fabris made 16 saves in goal to register a new career-high.

Wesley (8-3-1, 3-1 Atlantic East) will be back in action on Wednesday when they host the Immaculata Mighty Macs. Kickoff from Drass Field is set for 7 p.m. Prior to the game, Wesley will honor their graduating seniors for Senior Night.