Lydia Kring '13 & Kayla Ellman '13 Combine for 7 Goals, Allie Lynch '11 Gets 100th Assist but Conn Takes Finale, 13-8
Lydia Kring '13 (#15, photo insert upper right) racked up four goals and Kayla Ellman '13 (#8, photo insert lower right) picked up three scores but is wasn't enough to get the Cardinals past their host, Conn. College, in the season finale Fri., April 29. Though Wesleyan grabbed its first lead of the game two minutes into the second half on Kring's third marker of the contest, the Camels regained the edge with 21 minutes left during a decisive 5-0 run, and Conn went on to capture a 13-8 triumph. Wesleyan saw its nine-game win streak over the Camels ended with the setback.
Ellman improved her goal-scoring figure to 30 for the season to rank first among the Cardinals. Kring was right behind with 28. Allie Lynch '11 (#10, main photo) set up Blair Ingraham '14 for Wesleyan's final goal of the year, coming with 5:05 to play. The assist was the 30th of the year for Lynch and the 100th of her career. She is the Wesleyan career, seasonal (44 in 2010) and single-game (8) assist leader. Also with 46 career goals, Lynch ranks third all-time in scoring at Wesleyan with 146 points.
Though Jess Chukwu '11 was held scoreless in the season finale, she finished her career with 98 goals and six assists for 104 points, placing her 10th on the career scoring list. She had 17 goals in 2011.
The fourth Cardinal to break 30 points in 2011 was Kaylin Berger '13 with 27 goals and seven assists for 34 points. Chukwu was the leader in caused turnovers with 19 while Wesleyan's talented and mobile goalie, Maggie Drowica '12, who logged a .492 save percentage, scooped up 43 ground balls to pace the squad in that area.