WINGATE, N.C. — Sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Darley recorded eight saves as the Wolves fell 1-0 to Wingate in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Championship.
The tournament’s No. 2 seed Wingate (13-2-3), opened the match by testing Darley early as the No. 7 Wolves’ (9-9) keeper was forced to record three saves in the first 10 minutes of the match. Wingate’s Ashlyn Hardie was soon forced to react as Newberry freshman Janie Rice saw a 14th minute shot turned away.
The remainder of the first half was full of Wingate possession, but Darley was up to the task between the posts as she recorded seven saves in the opening 45 minutes.
The second half was much of the same for the Wolves and Bulldogs as the two sides exchanged possession until the 70th minute passed, it was at that moment that Wingate regained momentum and began to push for the winning goal.
The Bulldogs continued to push until Wingate drew a penalty kick in the 80th minute. Kaitlyn Brunworth’s spot kick conversion was all Wingate needed as the Bulldogs rode the 1-0 lead to the final whistle.
Junior Breanna Naranjo led the Wolves with two shots in the match.
The Wolves wrap up the 2013 season led by offensively by Naranjo, who finished her first year at Newberry with five goals. Junior Gabrielle Brodie was Newberry’s point’s leader with 13, off of four goals and five assists. Darley notched 77 saves during the 2013 campaign.