Big Second Half Fuels Victory
PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. - Wesley College scored three unanswered goals in the second half as the Wolverines broke open a match that was tied at haltime and went on for a 4-1 win over Valley Forge Christian in non-conference women's soccer action.
Freshman led the way for Wesley as Chelsi Biener (Newfield, N.J./Delsea Regional) had her first career multi-goal game and classmate Kelly Edmunds (Dennisville, N.J./Middle Twp.) added a goal and an assist.
Edmunds got the scoring started midway through the second minute to give the Wolverines (6-3) an early lead.
The Patriots stayed in the match in the opening 45 minutes despite getting outshot 23-3 in the first half. Valley Forge tied the score in the 22nd minute when Kaitlyn Antolik took an assist from Elizabeth Swan.
It was not until the 53rd minute that Biener scored the game winner when she headed a ball from Meghan Aiello (Abingdon, Md./Bel Air) into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead.
Kim Fearnbach (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) scored less than two minutes later with an assist from Edmunds and Biener added her second score late in the game as the Wolverines put the contest out of reach.
Sydney Kahan (Cranston, R.I./Cranston) made four saves for Wesley, while Amanda Maginness stopped 17 shots for the Patriots.
The Wolverines held a 47-6 advantage in shots in the contest and were awarded 10 corner kicks compared to just one for Valley Forge.
With six wins already on the year, Wesley has already doubled its total from last year and is just one win shy of its 2009 mark.
The Wolverines will look to stay in the win column on September 28 when Washington Adventist visits Scott Miller Stadium.