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Women’s Hockey Falls to Manhattanville in Codfish Bowl Title Game

Syndee Goyer scored the lone Cardinal goal during Sunday's contest (Lianne Yun '18)
Syndee Goyer scored the lone Cardinal goal during Sunday's contest (Lianne Yun '18)

BOSTON, Mass. – The Wesleyan women's hockey team (2-1-0) fell to Manhattanville College 2-1 in the Codfish Bowl Championship game hosted by UMass-Boston on Sunday. The Cardinals advanced to the title game after defeating the hosts 2-1, while the Spartans' (5-0-1) shutout Bowdoin 4-0 to move on to Sunday's championship. In the consolation contest, UMass-Boston triumphed 2-0 over Bowdoin.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Despite a commanding 19-3 shots advantage by Manhattanville in the first period, the Spartans were unable to capitalize on any opportunities, as Wesleyan's goaltender Allegra Grant denied all 19.
  • Play evened out in the second frame, as the Cardinals came out of the break strong. Wesleyan opened the scoring at the 12:23 mark after Ally Damren sent a pass into the slot from the left faceoff circle. Sydnee Goyer one-timed the cross to put the Cardinals up 1-0 with her second goal of the season.
  • Manhattanville found the equalizer 3:39 into the third period when Amanda Sabia found the back of the net, making it 1-1.
  • The Cardinals had a chance to take the lead at the 12:12 mark on a power-play opportunity, but Sarah Goss' shot was denied, keeping the contest deadlocked.
  • The Spartan's Tianna Lopes netted the game-winner just 18 seconds later, when the teams skated four-on-four, to make it 2-1. 

 INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Grant was a powerhouse in goal for Wesleyan, making 35 stops during the contest, while Rose Pijaca had 18 saves to pick up the win in net for Manhattanville.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will begin NESCAC play next weekend when they travel to Williams. Saturday's game will begin at 7:00 p.m., while Sunday's contest will start at 3:00 p.m.