Ashleigh Corvi '13 Posts 1st Career Shutout & Glenn Hartman-Mattson '14 Scores Twice as Women's Ice Hockey Conquers Hamilton, 4-0
Backed by 37 saves from netminder Ashleigh Corvi '13 (#35, photo upper right), Wesleyan skated past Hamilton, 4-0, Sat., Feb. 4. Wesleyan snapped an 11-game winless streak, including 10 straight losses, to the Continentals with the victory, its first over Hamilton since 2005. Corvi also earned her first career shutout in the victory, which equalled Wesleyan's largest ever over the Continentals. Hamilton fell to 8-11 and 5-7 in NESCAC play with the defeat, while Wesleyan now stands 3-17 and 2-10 in conference action.
Cara Jankowski '15 put Wesleyan on the board 14:45 into the second period. With Wesleyan on the power play, Hannah Jellinek '15 sent a pass from the right circle to Jankowski, who was just outside the left circle. Jankowski flipped the puck up and over the Hamilton goaltender for her second goal of the year.
Wesleyan extended its advantage to 2-0 just 52 seconds later. Glenn Hartman-Mattson '14 (#6, right side of pack) took a pass at the right post and poked it in at 15:37 for her fourth goal of the season. Hartman-Mattson made it a 3-0 game 2:48 into the third frame, taking a pass from behind the net and again poking it past Hazlett for a two-goal afternoon.
Jordan Schildhaus '15 made it 4-0 with 31 seconds remaining in the game. A Wesleyan penalty at 17:50 gave the Continentals a power play, and Hamilton pulled its goalie for a six-on-four advantage. Schildhaus's empty-net tally from center ice was her seventh goal of the season, moving her into the team lead and giving her a three-point afternoon, as she was credited with the second assist on Wesleyan's first two goals.
The Continentals held a 37-19 advantage in shots, including 17-5 in the final period. The game marked the 14th time this season Corvi has amassed 30 or more saves in the Wesleyan net, as she helped the Cardinals kill seven penalties.
Wesleyan last defeated Hamilton by a 1-0 count on Dec. 3, 2005, in Clinton, N.Y. The teams skated to a 2-2 tie in the next meeting before Hamilton reeled off 10 straight victories, including a 3-0 victory Friday night. Wesleyan's last home win over Hamilton was a 2-0 victory on Jan. 10, 2004.
Wesleyan's next action comes on Friday with a home game against NESCAC rival Colby College. The game will be webcast and can be viewed by clicking < here