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Strong Second Half Lifts Women’s Soccer at Ohio Wesleyan

Strong Second Half Lifts Women’s Soccer at Ohio Wesleyan

Delaware, Ohio - The Franklin College women's soccer team scored three second-half goals to pick up a 3-1 road victory against Ohio Wesleyan University on Sunday afternoon.

After allowing an early goal in the first half, Franklin (2-0) wasted no time in the second 45-minute period to square the match. Junior Haley Lowe found the back of the net in the 47th minute after firing a shot from the left side of the pitch.

The two teams battled back-and-forth for control of the match. Then, in the 77th minute junior Clare Lenart put the visitors on top 2-1 on her first goal of the 2016 season. She found a loose ball after a run was made into the 18-yard box.

Freshman Jalynn Gorman added a late insurance goal for her second tally of the season to seal the road triumph.

Franklin outshot Ohio Wesleyan (1-1) 15-8 during the second half and had a 21-16 edge for the entire match. The Grizzlies also recorded a 10-3 advantage in corner kick opportunities.

Ohio Wesleyan got on the scoreboard in the fourth minute on a 20-yard shot from Emma Felty.

Sophomore Maddie Fleet tied for match-high honors with seven shots, while Lowe added five shots. Lenart chipped in four shots and Gorman rounded out the balanced offensive attack with three shots.

Junior goalkeeper Jess Young made five saves in the match and picked up her second victory in goal.

Franklin returns to action on Wednesday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. when it hosts Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in the team's home opener from Faught Stadium.