Wasps Blank Pacers for First Win

James Bruce, Sports Writer • jbruce17@ehc.edu

After a shaky start to the season, with two losses to Averett University and Milligan College, the Wasps managed to bounce back with a huge four to nil victory over William Peace University.

Although it took nearly an entire first half of energy-sapping hard-fought action, which seemed evenly balanced and like the game could swing either way, Emory & Henry senior forward Christina Ameen broke the tension in the 43rd minute with a well-placed strike. This seemingly inspired the Wasps to push the pace even further in the second half, and after just eight minutes of the second half commencing, junior midfielder Gillian Hogg’s cross was deflected off of a William Peace defender and into the net for the Wasps’ second goal. This luck was all dealt from the increasing pressure that E&H were putting their opposition under, and it only took another five minutes before William Peace cracked once more. After a well-worked corner, senior midfielder April Yopp struck decisively at the top of the box and slotted the ball home for Emory’s third goal in just sixteen minutes. It took another thirty minutes before E&H were to score again, however the audience would appreciate that it was worth the wait. From 35 yards out, sophomore midfielder Morgan Callaghan walloped the ball past the out of position keeper and into the back of the net, sending an infectious ripple of loud cheers coursing around the pitch.

All in all, this game was vital for the morale of the team, and displays what these talented players are capable of. As freshman goalkeeper Kaela Schlenvenksy stated after the match, “We started off slow but eventually we were able to find our feet and control the game”. If the Wasps can replicate the strong second half performance for the full ninety minutes, this team could really be a force to reckon with.

The Wasps head out to Greensboro College on Wednesday 13th for a 4pm kick off.

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