Wesleyan Falls In Home Finale

9:36 PM, Oct 24, 2012   |    comments
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Macon, GA - Playing in the final home match of their Wesleyan College soccer career, seniors Suzra Antoine, Verenice Gonzalez and Shanelle Holder were recognized at half time of the team's 5-1 loss to Berry College. President Ruth Knox and Athletic Director Patty Gibbs were on hand to present each player with a bouquet of flowers and a framed action shot.

Berry got off to a fast start in the first half, scoring four unanswered goals over the course of a 13 minute span. However, Wesleyan was able to regroup in the final minutes of the half, setting up a nice goal for Jessica Suarez off a direct kick just outside the box. The Pioneers played a much more composed second half, allowing only one unfortunate goal that was scored off a goalie deflection from just in front of the box.

Abby Stephens, who is currently ranked third in NCAA Division III in saves, hauled in another 16 saves, pushing her season total to 199 with two games remaining.

"It's been an honor to coach and get to know these seniors this season," remarked head coach Ciaran Traquair. "It's hard to adjust when a new coach is hired for your senior season, but they have been very flexible and accepting of the changes that we've put in place this year. I've appreciated their leadership and dedication to the team, and we will miss them next year."

Wesleyan hits the road for a two-game road swing to GSAC rivals Spelman College and Salem College this weekend, wrapping up their regular season play. They face off against Spelman first on Friday evening at 5:00pm ,before travelling to Winston-Salem, NC, to play Salem on Sunday afternoon.

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