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Women's Soccer Blanks Colby, 2-0

Photo Courtesy of Steve McLaughlin.
Photo Courtesy of Steve McLaughlin.

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Wesleyan women's soccer team eased past Colby, 2-0 on Saturday, picking up its second-straight shutout over the Mules. With the win, the Cardinals advance to 6-2-2, 3-1-2, while Colby falls to 4-5-0, 1-5-0. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Wesleyan had a great opportunity to score during the 21st minute, but Meg Harrop's header off of Andi Wiley's corner kick went just wide right of the goal.
  • The Cardinals opened up the scoring at the 25:46 mark after Kayla O'Brien sent a cross to Julia Meehan from the left side. Meehan chipped the ball into the box, before Gianna Argento used her head to bury the ball in the upper left corner for the 1-0 advantage.
  • Colby looked for the equalizer just seconds later when Catherine Fraser Went one-on-one with Wesleyan goalkeeper Zoe Cassels-Brown. Fraser sent Cassels-Brown charging off her line, before she thwarted the opportunity for the Mules.
  • Wesleyan tried to tack on a second tally at the 34:35 mark, but Colby goalkeeper Shannon Gray punched Argento's shot up and out of bounds.
  • The Mules had their best chance 41:04 in when Juliette Nadeau collected a loose ball in the box and rifled a shot on goal, but a jumping-Cassels-Brown denied the opportunity.
  • The Cardinals extended their lead to 2-0 at the 62:20 mark when Liz Young one-timed a loose ball into the left panel of the goal.
  • Colby looked to get on the board at the 80:14 mark, after Fraser beat two Cardinal defenders, but her hard shot sailed just high of the goal, as Wesleyan hung on for the shutout.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  •  Cassels-Brown picked up her fifth win of the season, making six saves during the contest. Gray suffered the loss for the Mules, making three stops in net.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will be idle for one week, before traveling to Williams and Middlebury next Saturday and Sunday for noon contests.