Women's Soccer Picks Up First Win of the Season in 2-1 Triumph at Widener

Photo - Sean Meyers
Photo - Sean Meyers

Pfeiffer Women's Soccer Picks Up First Win of the Season in 2-1 Triumph at Widener

Chester, Pa.. (Sept. 2, 2018) – The Pfeiffer University women's soccer team picked up their first win of the 2018 season, downing host Widener 2-1 at Quick Stadium in Chester, Pa. on Sunday afternoon.

After battling through a scoreless first half, Widener opened the scoring in the 59th minute to go up 1-0.  Less than eight minutes later, the Falcons responded when
Mackenzie Pruitt (Havelock, N.C.) knotted the match after a one-on-one goal against the Widener goalkeeper after receiving a pass from teammate Madeline Capel (Harrisburg, N.C.), to tie the match 1-1.

In the 82nd minute, Capel again delivered a low cross in front of the Widener box, this time, Dayanna Riera (Charlotte, N.C.) placed the shot into the lower corner to give the Falcons what would be the eventual game-winner.

Falcon goalkeeper Kaley Hyatt (St. Cloud, Fla.) earned her first win of the year while making five saves on the afternoon.

The win evens the Pfeiffer record to 1-1 on the season.

The Falcons will step back into action on Sunday, Sept. 9, hosting Wesleyan (Ga.) at 1:00 p.m. in their frist home match of the season at Lefko Field.