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Cardinals Downed by Bantams, 6-1

Goyer scored the lone Cardinal goal (Lianne Yun '18).
Goyer scored the lone Cardinal goal (Lianne Yun '18).

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's hockey (7-13-1, 3-9-1) team fell 6-1 to Trinity (9-9-3, 6-4-3) on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Cardinals had a great chance to open the scoring with 6:55 expired. Cali Stevens sent a pass to Sarah Takahashi, but her one-timer from point-blank was denied by Trinity goaltender Kai-Lilly Karpman.  
  • Wesleyan skated five-on-three beginning at the 9:00 mark, but a strong Bantam defense denied all opportunities as Trinity was able to kill both penalties.
  • The Bantams got on the board at the 13:19 mark when Angelica Mushenko intercepted a pass in transition, before tucking the puck inside the right post on a breakaway, making it 1-0.
  • The Stevens-Takahashi duo had a chance for the equalizer with 14:38 expired. Takahashi wrapped around the goal and fed a one-timer to Stevens in the slot, but Stevens' shot was denied by Karpman.
  • The Bantams increased their lead at the 17:42 mark during a power play when Camille von Steinbergs carried the puck down the left boards before wrapping around the net and sending a pass to Bergen Kobienia. Kobienia blasted a shot from the top of the right faceoff circle, making it 2-0 heading into intermission.
  • Out of the break, Trinity increased its lead to 3-0 with 3:28 expired when Caelin Flaherty tucked the puck inside the right post.
  • The Bantams added a tally at the 14:05 mark after Flaherty's initial shot was denied by Wesleyan goaltender Allegra Grant. Katie Marsden collected the rebound, sneaking the puck past Grant for the 4-0 advantage.
  • Trinity extended its lead to 5-0 just 24 seconds later when Sierra Lee redirected a shot by Julia Lee.
  • With 17:09 expired in the second, Sophia Marra had a great chance to get Wesleyan on the board, but her shot hit the pipe and careened away.
  • The Cardinals cut the deficit to 5-1 with 7:57 expired during a power play when Sydnée Goyer tipped-in a shot by Gina Mangiafridda.
  • The Bantams tallied a power play goal with 1:01 remaining when Sierra Lee blasted a shot from the right faceoff circle to make it 6-1.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Grant made 22 saves during the contest for Wesleyan, while Karpman stopped all 20 shots faced.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will play at Trinity on Sunday at 4:00 p.m., before celebrating senior day Saturday when they entertain Amherst at 3:00 p.m.