Cards End String of One-Goal Losses with One-Goal NESCAC Victory over Colby
Victorious over Colby for the second year in a row after going 0-6-3 vs. the Mules during the first nine meetings, the Cards came through with a 2-1 win Sat., Oct. 6. The team had lost six straight one-goal games this season, two of them in overtime, coming into the contest. But Sam Blank '08 (#8, photo) and Kaitlin Ashley '11 were the recipients of good passes from Elena Bertocci '09 and Nicole Gray '08, respectively, and got the job done in the first half for a 2-0 lead. Goalie Gavi Elkind '09 lost her shutout with less than two minutes remaining but the Card, who enjoyed a 16-8 margin in shots, still prevailed. Wesleyan was visited by another NESCAC rival, Tufts, in its most recent start, that on Tues., Oct. 9. Tufts, ranked third in New England at 16th nationally, enjoyed a 19-3 shot margin but Wesleyan did its best to hold the Jumbos at bay until the 73rd minute when the visitors capitalized on a opportunity for the 1-0 final score. Wesleyan appeared to have the equalizer with 2:30 to play off a free kick by Beth Kenworthy '10 but the goal was disallowed due to a foul called by the referee. Netminder Andrea Giuliano '09 played very well for the Cardinals, recording eight saves. The squad will look for a better outcome when it hosts Bates in another NESCAC battle Sat., Oct. 13.