Wesley Cruises Past Penn State Abington

ABINGTON, Pa. - Wesley College held Penn State Abington scoreless for nearly the entire first half and cruised to a 14-2 win.

Alyssa Prudente (Hereford, Md./Hereford) had all five her points in the first half, scoring twice and dishing out three assists as the Wolverines jumped ahead 6-0.

With just under two minutes left in the half, Danielle Savoni put the Nittany Lions (0-3) on the board, but Mia Paltrineri (Middletown, Del./Middletown) scored with 55 seconds to go to put Wesley (5-6) ahead 7-1 at the half.

The Wolverines opened the second half with six consecutive scores to put the game away.

Wesley's 14 goals came on just 26 shots as the Wolverines outshot the Nittany Lions 26-6. In addition to a game-high five points, Prudente also led Wesley with six ground balls.

Mia Brocco (West Deptford, N.J./West Deptford) topped the 30-goal plateau on the year with three goals and an assist in the contest. She also had three ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers in the game.

Paltrineri had a career-high three goals in the game to go along with four ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Jen Jacobs (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) netted two goals and an assist, while Katelyn Randes (Odenton, Md./Arundel) and Kaitlin Gorrow (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) both chipped in with a pair of scores.

Alyssa Batty (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West) made two saves before Lauren Murtha (Levittown, Pa./Conwell-Egan Catholic) took over down the stretch and stopped on shot. Both keepers allowed one goal.

Katelyn Haas scored Penn State Abington's only goal of the second half and had a game-high eight ground balls. She also had four draw controls. Anna Dybas made eight saves in the loss.

Wesley, in the midst of a three-game win streak, returns to conference play with a road trip to Frostburg State on March 30.

2011-03-28



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