Dominant Performance Gives Wolves A Win in Season Opener
Hollins (0-3-0)
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Wesleyan College (1-0-0)
9/4/2016 | Decatur, Ga. | Attendance: 100
1st2ndFinal
Hollins000
Wesleyan College022
Scoring
WC79:12Katie Tanner
WC88:36Quenshawn Brandon (Alyssa Whitford )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
HOLLINSHannah Armstrong90:00221
WCCarlee Dykes90:0002
Stats at a GlanceHOLLINSWC
Shots (on Goal)3 (2)35 (23)
Saves212
Offsides06
Corner Kicks06
Fouls23

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Decatur, GA - Junior Katie Tanner and freshman Quenshawn Brandon both scored late in the second half as the Wesleyan College soccer team defeated Hollins University 2-0 in its season opener on Sunday afternoon. Wesleyan outshot Hollins 35 to 3 in a dominant offensive performance and used a steady defensive stand to support freshman goalkeeper Carlee Dykes in her collegiate debut.

Notables:

  • Today's starting lineup included four freshmen playing in their first collegiate match (Whitney Flanter, Quenshawn Brandon, Katie Ann Fitts, and Carlee Dykes), while newcomers Megan Higgason and Hilmarie Coetzee earned playing time off the bench.
  • Katie Tanner netted her fourth career goal from nearly 40 yards out at the 79:12 mark, while Quenshawn Brandon chipped her first career score in just over the keeper's hands from a tough angle on the side of the box (88:36).
  • In her first action on the field rather than in goal, senior Alyssa Whitford tallied her first career assist on a pass that resulted in Brandon's goal at the end of the game.

Quotable:

"Today was a great starting point for us," remarked third year Wesleyan head coach Paige Hightower. "Instead of relying on our back line like we've been forced to do in the past, we were able to work with our midfileders and forwards throughout the game. Everyone on the roster played, and our freshmen had a chance to show what a strong group of athletes they are. The team as a whole played very well, but I felt that Kylie Lovett and Whitney Flanter played particularly well and set the tone for us out there today."

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Saturday, Sept. 10 | Johnson University (TN) | Knoxville, TN | 2:30pm