Kaylin Berger '13, Kayla Ellman '13 & Lydia Kring '13 All Net 4 Goals to Power Cards Past Conn in Season Finale - Abby D'Angelo '14 is Regional All-Star
With both teams playing their final game of the season, Wesleyan and Connecticut College locked horns Wed., April 24 and Wesleyan came away with a 16-9 victory. Neither team qualified for the upcoming NESCAC tournament, so both squads finished with identical 5-10 overall records and 1-9 conference marks. Both teams went 4-1 against non-NESCAC competition.
Wesleyan jumped out to a 3-0 lead 7:50 into the game as Kayla Ellman '13 (#8, left side photo) netted two of her four goals in the contest to open the scoring. Caitlin Daniels '15 finished off the early Cardinal run. Wesleyan led by two goals or more the rest of the first half and took a 7-4 margin into intermission. When the Camels got the first two goals of the second period, the score stood, 7-6, with 26:16 to go. The Cardinals scored six of the next seven goals to push out to a 13-7 advantage with 13:32 on the clock. Kaylin Berger '13 (#18, right side photo) had three of her four goals in the game during the run while Lydia Kring '13 got the first of her four goals. Kring posted the final three Cardinal tallies, all on free-position shots, in the closing eight minutes of the game.
Shots in the contest favored Wesleyan, 29-21, while ground balls were even at 13 apiece. Wesleyan keeper Nina Labovich '16 ended the game with seven saves.
Berger led Wesleyan in scoring in 2013 with 29 goals and six assists for 35 points, bumping her career total to 108 points on 89 goals and 19 assists. Ellman is second with 24 goals and four assists for 28 points. She ended with 93 goals and 14 assists for 107 points. Berger is tied for ninth on the Wesleyan career-scoring list. Ellman is right behind in 11th place among the 14 Cardinals who have cracked the 100-point plateau.
Wesleyan has scored 16 or more goals in a NESCAC contest 11 times in history. Six of those efforts have come against the Camels as the Cardinals are 16-22 all-time vs. Conn.
Following the season, midfielder Abby D'Angelo '14 earned her second nod to the IWLCA Berkshire Regional all-star second team. D'Angelo played and started 14 of 15 games, collecting seven goals and two assists for nine points. She led the team in draw controls with 41, ranked second in ground balls with 23 and registered 10 caused turnovers.