Catherine Taibi '13 & Lydia Kring '13 Post Hat Tricks at Bates but Comeback Falls a Goal Short
Facing 15th-ranked Bates on the road Sat., March 27, Wesleyan got on the board first as Kayla Ellman '13 scored 2:39 into the game, but Bates got the next five goals and maintained the lead throughout en route to a 14-13 NESCAC win.
Bates led by four goals on three occasions (5-1, 10-6 and 14-10). Each time the Cardinals made a run at its host, cutting the differential to 5-4, 11-9 and eventually 14-13 with 1:40 left. The final goal came from Lydia Kring '13 (#15, right side of photo), finishing off her hat trick. Wesleyan did have another possession before the game concluded but could not crack the Bates defense for the tying tally. Catherine Taibi '13 (#6, left side of photo) also had a hat trick, doing so in short order during the second half. She used just 3:22 on the clock to hit the twine three times. Her third goal came from Allie Lynch '11, who dished out three assist during the game, bringing her season total to 21, just 10 shy of the seasonal scoring record with seven regular-season contests left on the schedule.
Though Maggie Drowica '12 started the game in goal, playing the first half as the Cardinals trailed 9-6 at intermission, Abby Sedney '10 came in to handle the net for the second half, stopping six shots while allowing the final five Bates tallies.
Wesleyan is on the road for its next game, playing another nationally ranked NESCAC foe, Tufts, ranked 13th in the latest IWLCA poll.
(photos provided by ChiaraBest.com)