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Wesleyan Edged By Connecticut College in 2OT

Photo Courtesy of Steve McLaughlin
Photo Courtesy of Steve McLaughlin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – In a hard fought contest, the Wesleyan field hockey (4-11, 0-10) team was edged by Connecticut College, 3-2 in 2OT in both team's season finale. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Connecticut College (4-11, 1-9) opened the scoring just 3:17 into the contest. Jamie Navoni sent a through ball from the top right of the circle, before Meghan Gazard used a reverse chip to sneak the ball past Wesleyan goalkeeper Delaney Wood for the 1-0 lead.
  • The Cardinals responded at the 8:52 mark after a penalty corner by Rachel Pomerantz. Olivia Baglieri stopped the insert, before Pomerantz tipped-in the shot, knotting the game 1-1.
  • The visitors added a tally at the 14:17 mark after Wood made a diving-save to deny an initial shot by Navoni. Caroline Ferro collected the rebound and found the back of the cage for the 2-1 edge.
  • Wesleyan had a great opportunity to tie the game at the 26:36 mark, but Kayla Di Sibio's hard shot was swatted away by Connecticut College goalie Jackie Mountford.
  • Just 2:05 later the Cardinals found the equalizer when Myla Stovall beat two Camel defenders before hitting a hard shot into the bottom right of the cage, making it 2-2 with her first career-goal. 
  • The second half saw much back and forth action. The only quality chance for the visitors to net the equalizer came during the 52nd minute, but back to back shots were denied by Wood, keeping the game knotted.
  • The Cardinals had a great chance to score at the 64:26 mark after a penalty corner by Pomerantz. Colleen Carrigan stopped the insert, before dishing the ball to Baglieri, but Baglieri's hard shot was kicked away by goalie Andi McGraw.
  • The Camels had a chance for the game-winner at the 67:02 mark, but Baglieri came up with a defensive save to thwart Farro's opportunity, forcing the contest into overtime.
  • At the 71:01 mark, a green card on Wesleyan gave the Camels an extra player advantage, but the Cardinal defense held strong and the killed the opportunity. Neither team had any quality opportunities to score, sending the match into a second extra session.
  • Connecticut College almost ended the game at the 86:19 mark, but Wood used her right blocker to deny Navoni's shot.
  • The game-winner came just 1:12 later when Camel's Navoni sent a through ball to Ferro, before Ferro beat Wood one-on-one, ending the contest with a 3-2 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Wood made 12 saves in goal for the Cardinals.
  • Mountford recorded one save during the first 35 minutes, while McGraw made four stops in the final 52:31, earning the win in cage for the Camels.