Wesleyan Women's Field Hockey drops NESCAC contest on the road to Amherst College 7-0 Saturday Oct. 24. The win improves the Lord Jeff's record to 10-4 overall and 5-4 in the NESCAC while the Cardinals drop to 4-10 and 2-7 in conference play.
Cardinal goaltender Sarah Grundy made 14 saves in the first half. She Kept her play aggressive and turned away the constant assault of the Amherst offense. Emily Hart came up big on defensive, recording 2 goal line saves in the loss for Wesleyan.
Alyssa Wood's helped the Cardinals clear the ball out of the defensive end with quick bursts of speed.
Amherst's scoring started at 11:26 of the first half with Annie Turnbull scoring off of a corner, the initial shot was blocked by Grundy, but rebounded into the center for Turnbul to push by Grundy.
Two minutes later a hard cross from the 25yd came into the box and Katie Paolano tipped a shot that trickled into the right corner of the cage.
Turnbull then assisted on the next two goals which gave Amherst a 4-0 lead.
Caroline Fiore, Kendall Codey, and Sara Culhane added the three second half goals at 43:39, 53:15 and 57:45 respectively.
The Cardinals next contest comes on the road to instate NESCAC rival Conn. College on Wed. Oct. 28, while Amherst finishes their season with a conference road matchup of their own against Trinity on that same day.