MEDFORD, Mass. – The Wesleyan field hockey team fell 8-0 to No. 3 Tufts (6-0, 3-0) during a rainy road contest on Tuesday. Despite the loss, Olivia Baglieri continues to play a key role for Wesleyan (3-4, 0-3), recording two defensive saves during the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Jumbos opened the scoring just 4:24 into the contest after a penalty corner by Marguerite Salamone. Beth Krikorian stopped the insert, before Gigi Tutoni tipped-in a pass from Krikorian for the 1-0 lead.
- Tufts struck again at the 7:23 mark after another penalty corner, when Krikorian hit a reverse shot between the legs of Cardinal goalkeeper Delaney Wood, making it 2-0.
- The Jumbos added four more for a 6-0 lead at the half, limiting Wesleyan to just one shot on goal. The lone shot for the Cardinals came at the 33:56 mark, but Nikki Gerjarusak's shot was blocked by a Tufts' defender.
- The Cardinal defense clamped down in the second half, with Caitlin Grant making four stops within her first three minutes of being in goal. Baglieri contributed during the Tufts' shooting spurt, making her first of two defensive saves at the 49:06 mark.
- The Jumbos added two tallies in the second stanza en route to the 8-0 win.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Wood suffered the loss in goal for the Cardinals, making three saves in 46:24 of action. Grant had five stops during 14:42 of play, while Gabby Guzdek made three saves during the final 8:54.
- Tufts' had three goalkeepers see action during the contest, with Emily Polinski picking up the win.
- The Cardinals will continue NESCAC play on Saturday when they entertain Hamilton at 11:00 a.m. on Smith Field.