LA PLUME, Pa. - The Wesley College Field Hockey team earned eight penalty corners and launched 10 shots on goal, but could not manufacture a goal as the Wolverines fell to Keystone College 2-0 in non-conference action on Wednesday evening.
Bridget Wood made eight saves in the first half and allowed one goal in the 34th minute. Sidney Knott played in the second half, allowing a 70th minute score and making a pair of saves. Taylor Timmons led the Wesley attack with three shots on goal while Lauren Niezgoda and Isabella Lucia each registered two. Kelsey Fromal, Morgan Seymour, and Allison Perugini each launched one shot on goal as well.
Wesley began the game by pressuring the Keystone defense, registering a penalty corner and three shots in the first 10 minutes of play while holding Keystone without any. In the 30th minute, momentum shifted. A blocked shot by the Giants turned into a transition opportunity as the home team pushed the ball into Wolverine territory.
The Giants pressured the Wesley backs and forced a pair of penalty corners followed by a pair of shots that were turned away by Wood. Less than a minute later, the Giants got their breakthrough, beating Wood on the back post with a deflection that put them ahead 1-0. Wesley mounted a late attack, recording a pair of shots in the waning seconds of the first half, but both were saved by the Giants' keeper.
In the second half, the Wolverines kept pushing forward for a goal, but were outshot 8-6 by their opponents. The squad earned three penalty corners in the second frame as well, but couldn't find the back of the net. The Navy and White kept pushing more and more people forward in attempt to find the equalizer, but the Giants took advantage by scoring a breakaway goal in the final minute to extend their lead and finish the Wolverines 2-0.
Wesley moves to 1-4 on the season and will take to Drass Field on Thursday night when they play host to the Stockton University Ospreys.