NEWBERRY — Ten second-half goals from the Wolves fell short against Tusculum who held on to the 20-12 advantage Saturday afternoon at Setzler Field.
Newberry’s offense was led by Rachel Dillon, who accumulated five goals with four occurring in the second frame. Senior Helen Kuhn also chipped in three goals, all of which occurred in the latter half. The pair combined for 10 of the Wolves’ 15 shots on goal.
The bulk of Newberry’s scoring happened in the second stanza beginning with Kuhn’s first in the opening two minutes. Newberry continued to find the back of the net with Dillon scoring the next two followed by Monique Proctor at the 17:45 mark in the second. Savannah Ohliger and Sophie Moore tacked on one apiece while duo Dillon and Kuhn each added another two.
While the Wolves’ offense fired off 10 goals, stopping Tusculum’s offensive power proved to be difficult. The Pioneers tallied 12 goals of their own in second to stave off a Newberry comeback.
Dillon notched her first goal of the afternoon in the opening three minutes of the contest to put the Wolves ahead 1-0. Tusculum scored three unanswered to take the lead, one they would keep the rest of the game.
Alexis Kahler rounded out Newberry’s offensive efforts with a goal in the first frame.
On the defensive end Naomi Killian had four ground balls and a caused turnover while goalkeeper Brandy Bowman battled in the net accumulating nine saves on the afternoon.