Late goal lifts women's soccer past Wesley

Melissa Merritt (Photo by Craig Chase,
Melissa Merritt (Photo by Craig Chase,

DOVER, Del.- A late goal from Melissa Merritt proved to be the winner for the Hood College women's soccer team as they defeated the Wesley Wolverines 1-0.

Inside the Box Score

  • Merritt knocked in the lone goal of the game.
  • Lydia Erickson saved three shots and kept a clean sheet in net.

How it Happened

  • Wesley's Mackenzie Forsythe had an opportunity from just outside the six-yard box saved by Erickson in the 19th minute.
  • The two teams headed into halftime with the score at 0-0 and the shot count at 7-6 in favor of the Blazers.
  • Erin Scarborough's left footed effort was stopped by Wesley's Kiyanna Gill in the 58th minute.
  • In the 75th minute, a ball won by Shea Jakubowski found its way to Merritt who finished the opportunity to put the Blazers up 1-0.
  • Another opportunity from Forsythe was saved by Erickson with just 9:31 left to play. The Blazers held on for the remainder of the game.


  • The shot count was 15-11 in favor of Hood.
  • Kiyanna Gill played all 90 minutes in net for the Wolves and recorded five saves.
  • Hood extends their record to 8-3-1, the first time since 2009 that the Blazers have won eight games.

Up Next

Hood hosts Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth opponent Alvernia on Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m.

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