NORTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's soccer team utilized three second half goals to boost themselves over the Mount Holyoke College Lyons, 3-0, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on Saturday during Fall Fest at Mirrione Stadium.
Wheaton advances to 10-6 overall and 2-4 in NEWMAC play while Mount Holyoke falls to 7-7 overall and 2-5 in conference.
Although Wheaton kept pressure on Mount Holyoke's defense during the first half, tallying 12 shots, they were unable to get on the board as Mount Holyoke's goalkeeper Zoe Marshall registered four saves to keep the score even at zero.
The Lyons finally broke through at 80:24 when senior Megan Healy found junior Caren McCarthy where she pushed through a goal on the right side of the net to gain the 1-0 lead. Wheaton would be far from over as junior Aunyes Hermantin netted a goal just three minutes later with a shot to the left side. First-year Aymara O'Brien-Pappalardo kept up the momentum for Wheaton when she passed to McCarthy who recorded her second goal of the game that hit off the cross bar and dropped into the net, giving Wheaton their final insurance goal at 87:06.
Mount Holyoke's best chance to score came in the final minutes of the game as they put up shots against Wheaton missing just wide.
Sophomore Leann Wolf (8-5) earned the win for the Lyons as she dished out three big saves.
Wheaton outshot Mount Holyoke 27-11 and held the 5-1 mark on corner kicks.
Wheaton hosts the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (5-5-4, 1-3-2 NEWMAC) on Tuesday for another NEWMAC matchup.