The Wells College field hockey team earned its first win of the 2017 season with a 3-1 victory over Bryn Athyn College on Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Wells Turf Field. Six different players recorded points on the three Wells goals in the matchup of North Eastern Athletic Conference teams. Wells is 1-9 overall and 1-1 in the NEAC. Bryn Athyn is 1-8 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
Wells scored all three of its goals in the first half. Chloe Marcus scored the first goal for Wells in the 18th minute as Kelly Mason passed from the right side of the circle and Marcus shot it in from near the right post. It was the first career goal for Marcus.
The Express added to the lead in the 25th minute off of a penalty corner. Whitney Coleman inserted from the left side and Nicole Sales shot from the top of the arc. Ivy Cromp deflected home the Sales shot for a 2-0 lead for Wells, and it was the first goal of the season for Cromp.
Another penalty corner led to the third goal for Wells, as the Express generated pressure around the front of the cage and Kate Wells made a short pass across to Mollie Walts at the right post who scored from close range.
Bryn Athyn scored with 12:33 remaining in the second half, but Wells hung on for the victory.
Wells goalkeeper Allison Solomon made five saves. The Express held a 14-11 advantage in shots and 12-6 advantage in penalty corners.
The Express will play again at home Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. against Castleton.