Walter Rodriguez '13 Scores in 61st Minute, Adam Purdy '13 Makes One Save as Cardinals Best Coast Guard, 1-0 ; Team Falls 1-0 at Bowdoin
uez '13 (#10, right side photo) scored the only goal of the game in the 61st minute to give Wesleyan a 1-0 win over Coast Guard in a non-conference game between the two Connecticut schools Tues., Oct. 5.
Wesleyan snapped the Bears four-game unbeaten streak with the win and evened its record at 4-4 on the season while Coast Guard dropped to 5-4-1 overall. It was Wesleyan's ninth victory over Coast Guard against two losses this decade. Seven of the nine triumphs have come by shutout. It also improved the Cardinals' all-time mark vs. the Bears to 39-18-5.
Rodriguez ended up controlling a pass from Steve Paresi '12 in front of the net after if deflected off Mike McCarthy '14 and buried the ball in the lower left side of the goal, his second goal of the season and Paresi’s team-high fifth assist for the Cardinals. McCarthy picked up his first career point in his first career contest.
Adam Purdy '13 (#30, left side photo) made just one save to register his second shutout of the season and 12th of his career. Wesleyan outshot Coast Guard, 13-7, with a solid overall defensive performance in front of Purdy.
The Cardinals got back to NESCAC play for their next outing with an excursion to Bowdoin Sat., Oct. 9. For the third straight NESCAC game, Wesleyan came out on the short end of a 1-0 count. Bowdoin controlled the tempo with an 18-7 shot margin but only cracked Purdy's armour once, that in the fifth minute. Otherwise, Purdy made six saves but the Cardinals could not cash in with only three shots on net during the contest.
Wesleyan completes its non-conference slate Wed., Oct. 13 by hosting Western Connecticut. LiveStats are available by clicking < here >.
(photos by Peter Stein '84)