Women’s Soccer shuts down Gwynedd Mercy, 2-0

Women’s Soccer shuts down Gwynedd Mercy, 2-0

DOVER, Del – The Wesley College women's soccer team shut out the Gwynedd Mercy Griffins at home, 2-0 in Atlantic East Conference play on Wednesday.

Wesley and Gwynedd Mercy would go back-and-forth for much of the first half. In the 42nd minute, Kassie Dieter found Emily Caldarelli off a throw-in. Caldarelli passed the ball to Mackenzie Forsythe off a volley, took one touch through the Griffin defense and went 1-on-1 with the goalkeeper. Forsythe drilled the ball through the goalkeeper's legs and into the back of the net giving the Wolverines the 1-0 lead.

Early on in the second half, Sammy Williams put a stop to a Gwynedd Mercy attack and fed the ball up to Jada Simon. Simon turned and played a beautiful through ball from the midfield up to Forsythe. Forsythe took the ball down the far sideline and ripped the ball past the Griffin goalkeeper to double the Wolverine lead.

Defensively, the Wolverines limited the Griffins to just 11 shots, seven of which were on frame. Goalkeeper Isabelle Fabris stopped all seven shots that came her way, preserving the win and her first career shutout.  

The Wolverines (7-3-1, 2-1 Atlantic East) are back in action Saturday, Oct. 13 when they host the Marywood Pacers in a conference showdown. Kickoff from Drass Field is scheduled for 6 p.m.