Women's Soccer Falls to Little Three Rival Amherst, 2-0

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

THE BASICS:

Score:
Amherst 2, Wesleyan 0
Records:
Wesleyan (3-8-3, 0-6-3 NESCAC), Amherst (11-2-1, 7-1-1 NESCAC)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Jackson Field)
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 12 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University women's soccer team fell to Little Three rival Amherst College, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The two NESCAC rivals played a scoreless first half.
  • The Cardinals held the advantage in shots in the half with seven.
  • Liz Young '19 had the only shot on goal in the half for the home team.
  • Sophia Linguiti '19 had a good opportunity to score, but her shot hit the crossbar, and the game remained scoreless.
  • Wesleyan would open the second half with three consecutive solid scoring opportunities.
  • Lauren Goetzman '19 and Nicole Brodkowitz '20 would have their shots blocked by the defense, while Linguiti would have her shot denied by Erica Sanders.
  • The Purple and White would break the scoreless tie at 53:49 as Emily Hester took a Maeve McNamara pass and put the ball past Meg Hanan '18 for the 1-0 lead.
  • Hannah Guzzi would increase the Purple and White's lead to two with her unassisted goal at 61:51.
  • Amherst would hold Wesleyan scoreless and go onto claim the 2-0 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Cardinals held the advantage in shots at 19-15.
  • Corner kicks were tied a six a piece.
  • Both Hanan and Sanders made seven saves in the match.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will wrap up their 2016 regular season on Tuesday, October 25th as they will host Connecticut College at 3:15 p.m.
  • The Purple and White will also wrap up the 2016 regular season on Tuesday as they will host Trinity at 3:30 p.m. 

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