Cardinals Close out Season with Pair of Losses to Trinity - Three Senior Players Conclude Careers and Jordan Schildhaus '15 is 2nd-Team All-NESCAC
Closing out the 2012-13 season with a home-and-home NESCAC series vs. Trinity Fri. and Sat., Feb. 15 and 16, Wesleyan came out on the short side of a 4-0 decision on the road Friday and a 5-2 results on Saturday in Middletown. Wesleyan finished the year with an overall record of 6-17, 2-14 in NESCAC play with wins over Williams and Hamilton.
The Bantams controlled the action in Hartford with a 36-13 edge in shots while posting the four-goal margin of victory. In the Cardinal net, Ashleigh Corvi '13 (#35, main photo) turned aside 32 shots. The rematch was considerably closer as shots were dead even at 24-24 and the score stood 3-2 in favor of Trinity heading into the third period. A pair of Bantam markers, the first of them on the power play as three Trinity goals over the two games came with Wesleyan short-handed, locked up the series sweep. Scoring Wesleyan's two goals were top scorer Jordan Schidhaus '15 (#19, photo insert upper left) and Laura Mead '16. Schildhaus assisted on Mead's marker, a hard rising slapshot from the left circle in the second period, to raise her season total to 11 goals and six assists for 17 points. Schildhaus, who was the 2011-12 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, was selected all-NESCAC second team in 2012-13. She now has 30 career points. Mead finished with 15 points, equaling the point total of Cara Jankwski '15 as the three, all linemates, accounted for 20 of the Cardinals' 39 goals and 27 of the team's 60 assists.
Three senior players brought their careers to a close, including Corvi, who started 81 of a possible 93 games over her four years with 4,695.5 minutes of action with a .902 save percentage and a 3.95 goals-against average. She had a solid year in 2012-13 with a .914 save percentage and 2.98 GAA. She had seven games with 50 or more saves during her career including a remarkable 70 stops vs. Amherst during the 2010-11 campaign.
Also closing out their careers were defender Becca Koppel '13 (#22, photo insert upper middle), who played in all 93 game over four seasons with eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points, and Kelsey Muller '13 (#15, phoot insert upper right), who collected 14 goals and eight assists over her 86 contests.