WILMINGTON, Del. - - Goldey-Beacom scored two goals in the second half to break a 1-1 halftime score, as the Wilmington University women's soccer team wrapped up the regular season on the road, 3-1, on Wednesday at Nancy Churchman Sawin Field.
With the loss, the Wildcats (8-9-1, 7-4-1 CACC) drop to the number six seed in the upcoming Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament next week, and will travel to third seeded Holy Family on Monday afternoon. The Tigers finished 11-4-1, 8-3-1 in the CACC, with one of those losses being to the Wildcats, 2-0, on September 26 at the WU Athletics Complex.
On Wednesday, Jessica Unsihuay tied the game, 1-1, four minutes after Goldey-Beacom (14-4, 11-1 CACC) took the lead in the first half. Unsihuay scored her fifth goal of the season in the 32nd minute, putting a ball inside the right post with an assist from Krysta Memis.
The Lightning had a chance to take a lead before the half, but Wilmington netminder Kate Tubo saved a penalty kick in the 42nd minute. Tubo stretched out wide to her right, saving the low show from Sophie Greenwood.
But Goldey-Beacom was able to score on their first opportunity in the second half, as Jenna Fannon finishing off a through ball by Cliona Crammond in the 52nd minute. Fannon would make it a 3-1 game in the 61st minute, scoring her 13th of the season from 25-yards out.
The Wildcats were outshot, 16-6, in the match, while Goldey-Beacom also earned more corners, 3-0. Jessica Unsihuay had both shots on goal for the Wildcats while Memis and Lina Boussif had two shots each as well. Kate Tubo made six saves in goal for the Wildcats.
Goldey-Beacom finishes as the No. 2 seed for next week's tournament and will host seventh seeded Nyack.
The four winners of the First Round will advance to the CACC Tournament Semifinals next Friday, hosted by Post University.