NEWBERRY — Juniors Breanna Naranjo and Sarah Sager each netted a goal as the Wolves kept a third-straight clean sheet in a 2-0 conference victory over Mars Hill.
Playing their first game at the new soccer pitch at the Smith Road Complex, the Wolves (3-0, 1-0 SAC) opened the scoring in the 27th minute when junior Gabrielle Brodie sent a through ball from the center of the park to the wing for a streaking Naranjo. Naranjo ran onto the ball and was left with a one-on-one with Mars Hill keeper Tori Stajduhar, which saw Naranjo slot her shot toward the far post for her second goal of the season.
The remainder of the first half saw multiple scoring opportunities for the Wolves that were blocked or sent wide of the goal frame.
The second half opened with a quick Mars Hill attack, before the Wolves earned a corner kick in the 53rd minute. Freshman Lindsay Huber sent a ball into the box which squirted toward the top of the 18-yard box.
Newberry junior Brayden Miller slid toward the loose ball and redirected it to the feet of an oncoming Sager, who placed her shot into the roof of the net at the near post. Sager’s 54th minute goal was her first at Newberry.
Brodie led the Wolves with six shots, while placing two on frame. In goal, sophomore Rebecca Darley tallied her third clean sheet of the season after recording four saves between the posts.
Brodie and Miller each earned an assist on the goals by Naranjo and Sager, respectively.
Newberry hits the road on Wednesday with a 1 p.m. trip to Belmont Abbey.