Wesleyan enjoyed a 29-5 advantage in the shots department. Tori Redding '13 recorded just two saves in a quiet night's work safeguarding the Wesleyan net.
Wesleyan improved to 7-0 all-time vs. Eastern Conn. as the teams first met in 2004. Next for the Cardinals was a pivotal NESCAC matchup at Bowdoin Sat., Oct. 9. The undefeated Polar Bears (7-0, 4-0 NESCAC) are ranked #6 nationally. Wesleyan holds the #16 spot in the nation at 7-1, 3-1 NESCAC. Bowdoin got the beter of it on the field Saturday and came away a 2-1 victor.
After a scoreless opening half, Bowdoin scored twice in a span of 2:34 to take a two-goal lead before the second half was five minutes old.
Wesleyan clawed back into contention with a goal from Ingraham with just over 24 minutes left. Following a Cardinal penalty corner, Chabot centered a pass to Ingraham, who slipped a shot under a diving Bowdoin goalie to make it 2-1. The goal ended a scoreless minute streak of 353:30 dating back to September 18 for the Polar Bears.
Wesleyan resumed its offensive pressure late in the game, but the late Cardinal flurry was swept aside as the Polar Bears clung to victory. Bowdoin held a decided 23-3 edge in shots and 14-4 advantage in corners. Redding finished with a season-high 15 saves in net for Wesleyan.
The Cardinals make another trip to Maine for their next affair, a meeting with Bates Sat., Oct. 16 at noon. The game will feature and audio-only webcast by Bates and can be heard by clicking < here >. It will be the first of two games during which the Cardinals will be Playing for the Cure as the NESCAC once again works to help support the Komen Foundation. Wesleyan also will be Playing for the Cure at home Sun., Oct. 17 while hosting Middlebury at 2 p.m. That game will be video webcast and can be watched by clicking < here >. An article relating to Playing for the Cure is available by clicking < here >.