Wildcats Defeat Green Mountain in a Thrilling Showdown

Wildcats Defeat Green Mountain in a Thrilling Showdown

BOSTON, Mass. - Wheelock College (1-5) defeated the visiting Eagles of Green Mountain College on a hot, sunny day by a score of 2-1.  Two Wildcats scored their first goals of their collegiate careers and the Wildcats won their first game of the season.

How It Happened: From the beginning of the game, Wheelock and Green Mountain went back and forth with offensive chances.  In the third minute, midfielder Katie Hanrahan (New London, Conn.) took a shot from the right corner of the box that was saved by the Eagles' goal keeper Jessica Casey (St. Albans, Vt.).  Four minutes later, Green Mountain recorded a shot when Maya Golowasch (West Harrison, N.Y.) sent the ball toward the net and Elianna Murphy (West Nyack, N.Y.) kept the Eagles off the board.

After 43 minutes of play, the game remained scoreless.  As the half was winding down, the Eagles were awarded a free kick just outside the box.  Junior Sophie Elias sent the ball toward the net and was able to get the ball into the back of the net.  At half, the Eagles led 1-0.

Just nine minutes into the second half, freshman Aibhlinn Moore (Medford, Mass.) centered the ball to an open Jordan Stevens (Pittsfield, Vt.) who sent the ball screaming toward the net.  Stevens shot was able to get past the Eagles' goalie and tie the game at one apiece.

The game would remained tied for another 19 minutes until Wheelock was given a free kick from the right side of the field.  Freshman defender Rachel Facey (Amherst, N.H.) lined up to take the kick and sent it across the box towards the goal.  Junior Mykala Jordan (South Boston, Mass.) came crashing toward the net and headed in the game winning goal. 

Who Stood Out: Jordan Stevens and Mykala Jordan scored their first goals of the collegiate careers.  Stevens recorded four shots and three on goal.  Jordan took two shots to go along with her goal.  Aibhlinn Moore and Rachel Facey both recorded assists.  Facey had three shots to go with her assist.

What It Means: The Wildcats went one and one over the weekend, while picking up their first win of the season.  Wheelock scored three goals by three different women over the weekend and are looking poised to continue their momentum into the week.

Up Next: Wheelock goes on the road Saturday to face Bay Path College in an NECC match-up (1:00 p.m./Bay Path Live Streaming).