Mikaela Curtin '13 & Laura Kurash '13 Share Scoring Honors as Women's Soccer Upends St. Mary's (Md.), 2-1
In a game that featured three goals in an 85-second span, Wesleyan took a 2-1 victory over St. Mary's College of Maryland Sat., Oct. 15. Wesleyan now stands 7-4 on the season following the first-ever meeting between the two squads.
Wesleyan netted the game-winner in the 67th minute as quad-captains Mikaela Curtin '13 (#21, photo insert lower left) and Laura Kurash '13 (#8, main photo) connected for the second time in the contest. Following a long throw by Hannah Stone '15, Kurash took possession of the ball just outside the box on the left side and sent the ball to Curtin, who was standing 12 yards out in the middle of the box. Curtin put it home at 66:15 for her second goal of the year.
Wesleyan had drawn first blood at the 63:50 mark. Curtin took the ball in the midfield area and passed to Kurash, who was racing up the right side of the field. Kurash ran into the box and tucked a shot just inside the left post for her team-leading 11th goal.
St. Mary's answered just 32 seconds later to knot the count at 1-1 by putting home a rebound in front.
The game featured a combined 30 shots, but scoring opportunities were few and far between as just 11 of the 30 shots went on net. Wesleyan keeper Jessica Tollman '15 had five saves for Wesleyan--all in the first 25 minutes of the game--over her 72 minutes in net before giving way to Clare Colton '12, who handled the final 18 minutes.
Wesleyan hits the pitch again on Wed., Oct. 19 when the Cardinals travel to Connecticut College for a NESCAC match.