Cardinals Suffer Heartbreaking Loss to Middlebury, 1-0

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

THE BASICS:

Score:
Middlebury 1, Wesleyan 0
Records:
Wesleyan (3-7-3, 0-5-3 NESCAC), Middlebury (11-2-0, 6-2-0 NESCAC)
Location: Middlebury Vt. (Dragone Field)
Date: Sunday, October 16th
Time: 1:30 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University women's soccer team suffered a heart-breaking 1-0 loss to the Middlebury Panthers on Sunday afternoon. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The two teams played strong defense throughout the game, with no goals being scored in the first half.  
  • Zoe Cassels-Brown '20 made a diving save off a Amanda Hotvedt shot early in the game to keep the home team off the board.
  • Sarah Sylla '17 and Maya Harlan '19 both had solid scoring opportunities in the first half, but their shots were saved by Panther goalkeeper Kate Reinmuth.
  • Sylla had another opportunity in the second half, but her shot was blocked by the Middlebury defense.
  • Cassels-Brown made a diving save at 77:30 on a shot by Amy Martin to keep the game scoreless.
  • At 87:30, Emma Shumway scored her fifth goal of the season as she tapped the ball into the back of the net off a pass from Martin, and the Panthers would go onto claim the 1-0 victory. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Middlebury held a 22-6 advantage in shots, and a 10-3 advantage in shots-on-goal.
  • Corner kicks were tied at five all.
  • Cassels-Brown made eight saves in the contest.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals are back in action on Saturday, October 22nd as they will host Little Three Rival Amherst College at 12 p.m. on Homecoming.
  • The Panthers return the the field on the 22nd as will as they will host Bates College at 1 p.m. 

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