Wesleyan Falls to Conn. College in Season Finale, 1-0

Photo courtesy Lianne Yun '18
Photo courtesy Lianne Yun '18

THE BASICS:

Score:
Connecticut College 1, Wesleyan 0
Records:
Wesleyan (5-9-1, 2-8-0 NESCAC), Connecticut College (10-4-1, 5-4-1 NESCAC)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Jackson Field)
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 3 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University men's soccer team's 2016 season came to an end Tuesday as the Cardinals hosted Connecticut College on Jackson Field, and fell short, 1-0.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Wesleyan controlled the tempo for much of the first half and outshot the Camels, 7-4, but were unable to capitalize on the few scoring opportunities it had.
  • The second half was a different story early on as Conn. College came out strong after the break.
  • In the 56th minute of action, Ousmane Dieng found Chris Lockwood for the game-winner as Lockwood sent the ball past Wesleyan goalkeeper Jack Katkavich '17.
  • The Cardinals had a few chances late in the half to even the game but came away scoreless.
  • With just over 13 minutes remaining in regulation, Charlie Gruner '17 sent one from deep that hit the crossbar.
  • Roughly five minutes later, Adam Cowie-Haskell '18 had back-to-back headers inside the box that went just above the crossbar, narrowly missing the open space in goal.
  • The Camels' defense held strong, however, and denied Wesleyan's late attemp in the final minute to hang on for the win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Despite the loss, Wesleyan outshot Conn. College, 14-11. However, they only placed three shots on goal.
  • The Cardinals also held a 6-1 lead in corner kicks.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Following Wesleyan's heartbreaking double-overtime loss against Amherst on Saturday, the Cardinals' hopes of a NESCAC Tournament appearance ended. Today's game marked the final contest of the 2016 campaign for Wesleyan.
  • This is the first time since the inception of the NESCAC Tournament, back in 2000, that Wesleyan has not qualified for the postseason.
  • Cowie-Haskell concludes the season with eight goals – three game-winners – and 19 points, which currently rank third in the conference in both categories.
  • With the win, Conn. College moves into a tie for fourth-place in the NESCAC standings with Hamilton, however, the Continentals defeated the Camels earlier in the season to own the tiebreaker.

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