JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. — The Wolves entered hostile territory on Tuesday evening, falling 2-0 to top-seeded and second-ranked Carson-Newman.
Newberry goalkeeper Jayleen Gant faced a total of 14 shots with six on goal in the first period denying each and every attempt Carson-Newman threw at her. The Wolves played together defense, not allowing rebounded shots to make their way in the goal until the 37th minute when Lauren Wade was able to recover two missed shots and find the back left of the net.
Coming out of the half, Newberry was hungry for a goal and playing much aggressively on their side of the field. Jacqueline Aldrete’s efforts notched the first corner for the Wolves which led to Alyssa Ortega’s first shot of the contest going wide outside the box in the 52nd minute.
The Eagles found a connection in the 72nd minute on a double assisted goal to increase their lead to 2-0. The Wolves wouldn’t go quietly into the night launching more shots after Carson-Newman’s second goal. Ortega and Aldrete both saw good looks, but were blocked by Eagles on the prowl.
Newberry totaled six shots with one on goal and served up three corners. Gant and the pack faced 25 shots with 12 on frame and four corners.
The Wolves finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 7-11 and a conference record of 3-7, riding a four-game winning streak into the quarterfinals.