Copyright 2016; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo of Carin Essex-Arline taken by Megan Teat.
NEWARK, Del. - - The Wilmington University women's soccer team out shot Saint Rose in the second half, but couldn't find the back of the net as the Golden Knights clipped the Wildcats, 2-0, on Labor Day at the WU Athletics Complex.
A pair of goals in a six-minute span in the first half gave the Golden Knights (3-0) the advantage, but the Wildcats (1-1) charged back with six shots in the second to put the pressure on East Region Power Knights. Saint Rose received votes in the NSCAA Division II National Preseason Poll a couple weeks ago.
The first half was predominately controlled by the Golden Knights, leading in shots, 9-1. The visitors broke through in the 21st minute, converting on a corner kick opportunity, headed in by Elisa Galbiati in the middle of the goalmouth. Just over five minutes later, Morgan Burchhardt made it a two goal advantage with a breakaway opportunity just 25:49 into the match.
After the break, the Wildcats came out and produced the first four shots of the second half. Two of the four shots were on frame, making substitute goalkeeper Madison Taylor record the saves.
Loran Wyrough produced one of the better opportunities for the Wildcats in the second half, getting behind the defense in the 50th minute. Wyrough's toe-poke trickled wide right to keep the score at a 2-0 deficit.
The Wildcats return to action on Saturday as they open their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference schedule on the road at Dominican. The opening whistle is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.