Wolverines Overcome Shorewomen, 2-1
Noto Scores in Loss for Shorewomen
DOVER, Del. -- Host Wesley College scored a pair of first-half goals and held on for a 2-1 win over visiting Washington College in non-conference field hockey action tonight at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The Wolverines improved to 5-4 with the win, while the Shorewomen fell to 2-5 with the loss.
Wesley wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard as Renee Schneider scored on the second shot of the game off a pass from Brittany Blacksten just 3:25 into the game. Lauren Mears made it 2-0 with 13:08 left in the first half when she stole the ball on a Washington clear and blasted in a goal from the right side. The Shorewomen got off 13 shots in the first half to the Wolverines' six.
Washington senior defender Heather Noto (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) broke through for the Shorewomen when she scored off an assist from junior attack Jackie O'Connell (Northampton, Pa./Northampton) with 27:02 left in the second half. The Shorewomen got off the final 12 shots of the game, but could not find the equalizer. Wesley goalkeeper Sarah Daniels saved a shot by McAuliffe with 1:11 left in the contest to deny the Shorewomen's final scoring attempt.
The Shorewomen lost the game despite holding a 28-8 advantage in shots and 18-0 advantage in penalty corners. Kayla Fromal started the game in goal for the Wolverines and made 10 saves in 51:10 of playing time. Daniels made two saves in the final 18:50. Senior goalkeeper Steph Harryman (Churchton, Md./Southern) made five saves in the loss for Washington.
The Shorewomen return to action Wednesday with a 4:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Swarthmore.