FREDERICA, Del. – The Wesley College women's soccer showed their will to force overtime against the Goucher Gophers on Tuesday but were upended in the extra frame 3-2.
Both teams were scoreless in the first half but Goucher was able to put two goals across in the second half. Lily Shaffer would take advantage of a failed Wesley clear and score a goal from 25 yards out in the 64th minute. In the 70th minute, Kendall Belmont scored on an assist from Christina Yarrish,
Battling late, Wesley would cut the lead in half in the 82nd minute when Megan Shacklock got a feed from Emily Caldarelli from the wing, made a move past her defender and blasted it past the outstretched goalkeeper.
Needing to tie, Wesley turned up the pressure to force overtime. Mackenzie Forsythe drew a foul near the midfield line to set up a free kick in the waning moments of regulation. Kassie Dieter delivered a great free kick into the box and Shacklock was able to outjump the defense and head the ball past the Goucher keeper to tie the game at two.
Seven minutes into the overtime, Goucher was able to steal the win when Camryn Mackey would convert a breakaway opportunity to end the game on the golden goal.
Both Goucher and Wesley tallied 14 shots in the game. Wesley held the 10-4 edge in corner kicks,
Isabelle Fabris made four saves in net for the Wolverines.
Wesley (4-2-1) will be back in action on Thursday when they head to Pennsylvania to take on the Rosemont Ravens. The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.