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Field Hockey Downed by No. 16 Williams

Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18
Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. –  The Wesleyan field hockey team (4-8, 0-7) fell 5-1 at No. 16 Williams (7-3, 5-2) on Saturday. During the loss, freshman Olivia Baglieri recorded her fifth defensive save of the season, while Nikki Gerjarusak scored her eighth goal of the year.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Wesleyan had a great chance to get an early lead, but a hard shot by Erica Horowitz sent William's goalkeeper Emma Santucci diving to deny the chance at the 6:33 mark.
  • The Cardinals got on the board 20:11 in after Myla Stovall dished the ball to Gerjarusak. After Gerjarusak's initial shot was saved, she collected the rebound before burying it in the bottom right for the 1-0 lead.
  • Williams responded after an initial shot by Isabel Perry was kicked away by Cardinal goalkeeper Delaney Wood. Libby Dolan tipped in the rebound on the far post, knotting the game 1-1 at the 23:33 mark.
  • The Ephs were awarded a penalty stroke at the 31:22 mark as Allie Weiner's hard shot towards the bottom left snuck just past a reaching-Wood for the 2-1 lead.
  • Williams took advantage of a defensive breakdown, as Weiner added a second tally 33:03 in for the 3-1 advantage heading into the break.
  • The Ephs added two more goals in the second stanza en route to the 5-1 win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Wood made five saves during 56:56 of play, while Caitlin Grant had two stops in the final 13:04 for Wesleyan.
  • Santucci made two stops during the first half, while Abby Lloyd played the second stanza, forced to make no stops in goal for the Ephs.  

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals have a quick turnaround, heading to No. 1 Middlebury tomorrow for a noon contest.