Score: Wesleyan 2, Connecticut College 1
Records: Wesleyan (6-5-2, 3-3-0 NESCAC); No. 8/9 Connecticut College (8-4-2, 5-3-0 NESCAC)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Spurrier-Snyder Rink)
Date: Sunday, January 15th
Time: 3 p.m.
The Lead: Down a goal heading into the third period, the Wesleyan University women's ice hockey team scored two unanswered on its way to upsetting No. 8/9 Connecticut College on Sunday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Jess Brennan '17 would give the Cardinals their best scoring chance of the first period as she took the puck at center ice and skated down all alone, however her shot went just wide and the game remained scoreless.
- The Camels would get on the board as they converted on the 5-3 advantage as Kate Kohl rifled a shot just over the shoulder of Allegra Grant '20 at 17:36 in the first frame. Katlyn Paiva and Julie Beattie notched assists on the score.
- Grant would deny Conn. its second goal as she kept her pads on the ice to deny repeated attempts from the Camels to sneak the puck past her.
- The teams would play a scoreless second period with Wesleyan's best scoring opportunity coming off the stick of Rachel Aronow '17 who laced a slap shot from right inside the far circle that just missed the corner of the net and went over the glove-side shoulder of Katherine Chester in net.
- In the final frame, the Cardinals' offense would come to life as they were able to score two goals.
- The first, off the stick of Abby Rutt '18, came on the power play as she rifled a shot past Chester at the 7:38 mark. Her fourth goal of the season was assisted by Jackie Kilar '19 and Cici Frattasio '18.
- With the momentum on their side, Wesleyan would take the lead as Sam Curran '17 rifled a shot past Chester to give the home team the 2-1 lead at 10:31 in the third. Her first goal of the season was assisted by Caroline Seibold '20 and Ellery Sarosi '17.
- The Camels pulled Chester for an extra skater late in the game and had some good opportunities to tie the game, but the Cardinals defense held their ground.
- With under 30 seconds remaining, Gina Mangiafridda '19 got down to block a shot from a Conn. player and the home team would go onto upset the Camels by a 2-1 score.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Grant stopped 33 shots in the game on her way to her fifth victory this season.
- Chester made 23 saves as she suffered her third loss this year.
- The Cardinals are back in action on Friday, January 20th as they will travel to Hamilton to take on the Continentals for a 7 p.m. contest.
- The Camels are also back in action on Friday, January 20th as they will play host to Williams at 7 p.m.