Rachel Stemerman '09 Logs 72 Saves Over Two Games at Trinity But Cards Suffer Two Shutouts

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Holding Trinity to just one goal while making 37 saves in Wesleyan's season opener Fri., Nov. 16, goalie Rachel Stemerman '09 (#1, photo) did her best to keep the Cardinals in the contest despite a 38-16 shot differential. But Wesleyan could not light the lamp and the lone Bantam goal proved to be the game-winner. The teams completed their two-game series Sat., Nov. 17 and the result was similar as the Bantams held a 32-11 edge in shots and led 1-0 heading into the third period. This time, however, Trinity added a pair of insurance markers over a span of 2:24 near the midway point of the stanza to take a 3-0 decision. For the weekend, Stemerman had an outstading 94.7 save percentage and a 2.00 GAA. In the team's next game, that at Middlebury Sat., Nov. 24, Stemerman again was busy making 45 stops as the Panthers skated to a 4-0 home victory. Wesleyan ends its four-game road swing to start the year at Williams Sun., Nov. 25.