Women's Soccer Snaps Win Streak; Falls 1-0 Against WPI

Photo by Nina Kenny
Photo by Nina Kenny

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's soccer team snapped their eight-game win streak when they fell, 1-0, against the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Engineers in their first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season on Saturday at Alumni Field.

The Lyons move to 8-1 (0-1 NEWMAC) on the season while the Engineers advance to 7-1-1 (2-0 NEWMAC).

It was a silent first half from both sides as WPI offered the first shot on goal of the game at 3:31 where sophomore goalkeeper Leann Wolf (6-1) notched the save. The Engineers put up two more shots before Wheaton was able to take control of the ball as senior Alexa Sanchez recorded a shot on goal to try and get the Lyons on the board, but was saved by WPI sophomore goalkeeper Gabi Hoops. 

Entering the second half scoreless, it was the battle of the defense as neither team could break the barrier and get on the board. It was with less than six minutes remaining in the game when WPI found their golden opportunity as junior Susannah Gray headed in the game-winning goal to the bottom right corner of the net at 84:34. She was assisted by junior Karina Larson.

Wolf concluded the contest with seven saves as Hoops tallied one.

Wheaton travels to Trinity (Conn.) on Wednesday for another non-conference matchup. Game time is schedule to start at 4 p.m.

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