Hough hits century mark as Lyons collect second comeback win
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Emily Hough (Norwich, Vt./Hanover) became just the eighth Wheaton College women's soccer player to reach 100 career points, as she assisted the game-tying goal during Saturday afternoon's 2-1 overtime victory at Worcester State University's Coughlin Field.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime for the second straight game, the Lyons improved to 2-0 on the young season, while the Lancers fell to 0-1-1. Wheaton is receiving national votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) preseason poll.
Sophomore Cassey Muse (Candia, N.H./Central) was the recipient of Hough's 100th point at 55:02, when Muse used her left foot to score on a rebound following a Hough header that caromed off the Worcester State goalie. With three helpers in two games, Hough is now fifth at Wheaton in career assists.
Tallying her first collegiate points, freshman Rebecca Raymond (Lowell, Mass./Lowell) earned the game-winner just 2:49 into the extra session. After the ball was played into the box, junior Kaitlyn Mawicke (Trumbull, Conn./Notre Dame Catholic) gained possession and dumped her pass back to Raymond, who buried a 15-yard shot past the goalie.
Lyon freshman goalie Kerry Condon (Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hanson Regional) was credited with two first-half stops before giving way to junior Lindsay Leddy (Warwick, R.I./Wheeler School), who picked up the victory after turning aside four shots in just under 48 minutes.
The hosts scored their lone tally at 35:40 on a goal from freshman Gaby Gonet (Agawam, Mass./Agawam). Senior goalkeeper Rachael Armenti (West Boylston, Mass./Holy Name Central Catholic) made 10 saves in the loss.
The Lyons open the home portion of their schedule on Tuesday against non-conference foe Emmanuel College at 4:30 p.m.