NORTON, Mass. – The Wesleyan University field hockey team defeated Wheaton (Mass.) College on Tuesday night, 2-1. With the win, the Cardinals (4-7) improve to 4-1 against non-conference opponents this season and increase their win-streak against the Lyons (5-6) to three.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Wesleyan got on the board early as Nikki Gerjarusak '21 scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season at the 6:35 mark to give the visitor's an early lead.
- Neither team was able to score the rest of the half with the Cardinals taking a 1-0 advantage into the break.
- In the 44th minute, Wesleyan added another goal when Maddie Shea '20 found the back of the net to increase its lead to two.
- The Lyons cut the deficit to one with less than six minutes to play as Michelle Connolly found Phoebe Seifert for the score. However, the Cardinals defense remained resilient and did not allow the home team to even the score as they held on for the win.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Wesleyan outshot Wheaton, 14-6, while placing nine shots on goal. The Lyons recorded four on net.
- The Cardinals also held a 6-5 advantage in penalty corners.
- Gerjarusak led all players with six shots and three on goal. In net, Delaney Wood '20 made three saves for her fourth win of the year.
- Liz Helmreich had a team-high three shots for Wheaton, with two on goal. Morgan Karnes made five saves between the posts and Greta Reilly made two.
- The Cardinals will conclude regular season play with four-straight NESCAC contests. This weekend, Wesleyan travels to Williams on Saturday (1 p.m.) and Middlebury on Sunday (12 p.m.), before returning home for two-straight.