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Men’s Hockey Blanks Bowdoin 5-0, Remains Unbeaten in NESCAC Play

Vincent Lima scored twice during Friday's 5-0 shutout (Lianne Yun '18).
Vincent Lima scored twice during Friday's 5-0 shutout (Lianne Yun '18).

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Wesleyan men's hockey team shutout Bowdoin 5-0 on Friday evening. With the win, the Cardinals remain unbeaten in the NESCAC (6-0-1) and improve to 7-3-1, while the Polar Bears fall to 5-6-1, 3-4-1.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • With five minutes remaining in the opening period, Wesleyan had a great chance to score during a three-on-two breakaway, but Sean Ross' shot hit the pipe, keeping the contest scoreless.
  • The Cardinals opened the scoring with 33 seconds remaining in the first. Walker Harris sent a cross to Vincent Lima on the far post, before Lima found the back of the net for a 1-0 lead heading into the break.
  • Bowdoin looked for the equalizer off the opening faceoff, but Cody Todesco's shot hit the post.
  • Wesleyan increased its lead to 2-0 just 1:03 into the second when Andy Espinoza one-timed a feed from Harris.
  • The Cardinals scored three unanswered power-play goals during the third period, for a final 5-0 victory over Bowdoin. Tyler Wyatt notched the first goal at the 16:44 mark on a pass from Harris. Lima added his second tally of the night at the 17:02 mark, before Danny Sorabella found the back of the goal with just 26 seconds remaining.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Sestak recorded his third shutout of the season, making 27 saves during the win, while Bowdoin's Alex Zafonte had 33 stops in goal.
  • Wesleyan went 3-for-5 on the power play.  

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan continues conference play tomorrow, when they head to Colby for a 3:00 p.m. start.