MILWAUKEE – Freshman Shaye Wolfe scored twice to help lead the Alverno soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Mount Mary on the Alverno Soccer Field.
With her two goals Wolfe now has nine on the season and a team-leading 20 points through her first 10 collegiate contests. Freshman Angela Chobanian picked up an assist on the opening goal of the contest.
Defensively sophomore Becca Skrobis, along with freshmen Grace Caster, Ziri Hernandez-Bustos, and Citlaly Vega helped senior Allison Weick in goal hold the Mount Mary attack to just one goal and a total of eight shots with just four on target.
It didn't take long for Alverno to get on the board as Chobanian slotted the ball through the Blue Angel defense ahead to Wolfe, who knocked the ball into the goal as the Mount Mary netminder was out of position to put Alverno ahead by a 1-0 lead.
Alverno continued the offensive attack in the ensuing minutes as Kunz, Vang, Wolfe, and Chobanian all registered shots.
As play crossed into the 30th minute, Mount Mary was able to even the score at one after the initial shot rang off the left post and bounded towards the right post and was slotted into the net past Weick to knot the score.
The 1-1 lead held through the remainder of the first period as Alverno held a 12-4 advantage in shots through the first 45 minutes of play.
In the second half the rain began to come down in droves as the field conditions began to come a factor in the game. Mount Mary got the initial shot in the opening stages of the second half before Alverno began to take back control on offense.
In the 58th minute, Kunz took a shot in the box that was blocked by the defense and was also taken down in the process awarding Alverno a penalty kick opportunity. Wolfe took the chance for the Inferno and banked the ball off the inside of the left post and in to break the tie give Alverno a 2-1 lead.
The Inferno continued to keep the pressure up, but the Blue Angels were able to rattle off three corner kick chances in a row as Mount Mary looked to even the score once again. Following the third corner kick, Mount Mary was able to take one shot with a strong save by Weick denying the offensive opportunity.
Following the chances for Mount Mary, Alverno regained possession and kept the offensive pace through the remainder of the contest as the Inferno tallied their fourth win of the season.
Alverno (4-7, 0-4 NACC) will be back at home on Wednesday at 4 p.m., when the Inferno play the Spartans of Aurora University on the Alverno Soccer Field.