Falling behind 3-0 midway through the second period vs. undefeated Amherst Fri., Nov. 22 in their home opener, the Cardinals staged a valiant comeback but came up just short in a 3-2 NESCAC/Little Three setback. The teams concluded their two-game conference series Sat., Nov. 23 in Middletown.
Scoring off a one-on-one bnreakaway down the right side with :32 left in the first period, notching a goal while enjoying a two-man skating advantage early in the second stanza, and adding a third marker at the 11:48 mark of the period, Amherst enjoyed a 3-0 edge.
But Wesleyan got on the board 1:40 later when Caitlin Bray '15 got her initial goal of the campaign with a shot through traffic from the left circle with assists to Hannah Jellinek '15 (#8, photo) and Ellery Sarosi '17. The teams skated scoreless for the next 22 minutes before Jellinek got a goal of her own set up by Sarosi and Glenn Hartman-Mattson '14 at 16:06 on the power play as she knocked in a rebound. With goalie Laura Corcoran '16 pulled in favor of a sixth skater for the final 1:30, Wesleyan put some pressure on Amherst, but the Lord Jeff defense prevented Wesleyan from finding the equalizer. Corcoran had 25 saves for Wesleyan as the shots favored Amherst slightly, 28-21.