Penn College Holds Off Wells Women's Soccer

Penn College Holds Off Wells Women's Soccer

The Wells College women's soccer team played tough against one of the conference's top teams and fell by a 5-2 score to Penn College on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Wells Turf Field. The Express scored once in each half against the visiting Wildcats.

Penn College is 8-2-0 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference this year with an 11-5-0 overall record. Wells is 3-12-0 overall and 2-8-0 in the NEAC.

Penn College took the lead 20 minutes into the contest but Wells answered to tie four minutes later. Madison Beriman stole a pass in the defensive midfield for Penn College and went in on a breakaway. Beriman dribbled around the goalkeeper and slid a shot in at the right post for the game-tying goal. It was the second goal of the year for Beriman.

Penn College led 2-1 at halftime and stretched the lead to 3-1 six minutes into the second half.

Wells earned a penalty kick on a foul inside the penalty area, but the shot was saved by the Penn College goalkeeper. The Wildcats' lead grew to 4-1 in the 72nd minute. Wells answered with a goal from Mackenzie Maloney. Tayler Nichols played a long pass ahead and Maloney controlled at the edge of the area and slotted it past the oncoming keeper.

It was the team-leading eighth goal of the year for Maloney and the first assist of the year for Nichols.

Penn College added another goal late to account for the 5-2 final.

Wells goalkeeper Kayleigh Hurley made 10 saves.

Wells wraps up its season Saturday, Oct. 27 with a home game against SUNY Cobleskill at 1 p.m. It will be Senior Day for the Express.