Cardinals Put Scare into Fifth-Seeded Camels as Jill Reynolds '12 Has 2-Point Game, Ashleigh Corvi '13 Makes 42 Saves - Season Concludes at Hamilton
Jill Reynolds '13 (#24, main photo) picked up a goal and an assist and goalie Ashleigh Corvi '13 (#35, photo insert upper left) sparkled once again with 42 saves, but it wasn't enough to overcome homestanding Conn. College Fri., Feb. 18 as the Camels, seeded fifth in the upcoming NESCAC tournament, came away with a 5-2 decision.
The game was still in doubt after 40 minutes of play as Wesleyan trailed by the smalest of margins, 3-2, thanks to 30 saves from Corvi and the two-point night by Reynolds, who paces the squad with six goals and five assists for 11 points, more than any other two players on the team combined. Reynolds got the Cardinals on the board just 34 seconds into the contest, converting a pass from Rebecca Snelling '12 into a tally. The Camels knotted the count 3:12 later on the power play and took the lead for good at 9:55 of the first period. Though Conn extended the lead to 3-1 at 7:06 of the middle stanza, Sena Ito '11 turned a Reynolds feed into her third goal of the campaign, narrowing the gap to one at 13:48.
The score remained unchanged for more than 13 minutes before the Camels found the net behind Corvi for a 4-2 lead and added their fifth marker with only 3:52 remaining.
Wesleyan closed out the year with a trip to Hamilton Sat., Feb. 19, facing a team that locked up the sixth seed in the NESCAC tournament. The Continentals flexed their muscles with a 59-15 advantage in total shots, including 29-4 in the final period. Hamilton produced a 4-0 victory. Nicole Bonneau '13 minded the net for the opening period, playing well with 18 stops and two goals allowed. Corvi took over oin the second stanza, making 10 stops to keep it a 2-0 deficit. The onslaught in the third period allowed the home team to double its scoring output.
With 37 saves in her 40 minutes of action, Corvi ended the year with 756 stops, a 90.0 save percentage and a 4.26 GAA. On a per-60-minute-game basis, she averaged 38.4 saves an outing.