Cardinals Fall to Eighth-Ranked Bantams in Whalers HocketFest Contest at Rentschler Field, 5-1
In the Division III women’s college entry of the Whalers HockeyFest at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, eighth-ranked nationally Trinity extended its string of victories over Wesleyan to nine with a 5-1 victory Tues., Feb. 15. Trinity had beaten Wesleyan, 4-0, when the teams met Feb. 5 at Trinity. With the win, Trinity moved two points ahead of Bowdoin College into third place in the conference standings with two league games to be played this weekend. Wesleyan finishes up by playing at Conn. College Fri., Feb. 18, then at Hamilton Sat., Feb. 19.
Trinity took just nine seconds to get on the board against Wesleyan as the Bantams won the opening faceoff ended up rocketing a shot past Cardinals’ netminder Ashleigh Corvi '13 (#35, main photo). Corvi finished the game with 34 saves, her ninth straight game with 30 saves or more. Trinity made it 2-0 late in the first period before Wesleyan picked up its lone goal on a good individual move by Kelsey Muller '13 (#15, photo insert upper right) as she switched the puck from left side to right side after breaking in on Trinity's starting keeper with one minute left in the first period, sliding the puck past her into the net to cut the gap to 2-1. It was Muller's fourth marker of the campaign.
Trinity upped the difference to 3-1 with a goal at 18:26 of the second frame and tacked on a pair of goals in the third stanza (6:11 and 15:30) to bring about the 5-1 final.
Trinity owned a 39-6 edge in total shots.