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Cardinals Pick Up 1-0 Road Victory at Roger Williams

Stovall scored the lone-Cardinal goal (David Wuerth).
Stovall scored the lone-Cardinal goal (David Wuerth).

BRISTOL, R.I. – The Wesleyan field hockey team (4-4) picked up a 1-0 road victory at Roger Williams (6-3) on Thursday. The Cardinals have not lost to the Hawks, as they now hold a 6-0 advantage in the series.

"Tonight, the team battled through rain and a relentless Roger Williams team," stated head coach Christine Kemp. "Olivia Baglieri continues to play at a high level, coming up big on defensive plays, while often transitioning those into attack opportunities. Freshman Leah Ewers stepped up in a big way for us tonight which was encouraging. It was great to get a midweek victory heading into another week of tough conference play."

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan had a good chance to open the scoring 6:25 in, but Roger Williams' goalie Callie Flanagan denied Diana Schwarz's shot with her right blocker.
  • Schwarz threatened again at the 8:48 mark when she made a move to get by a Roger Williams' defender, but Flanagan came charging off her line to deny the opportunity for the Cardinals.
  • Wesleyan looked to get on the board at the 38:55 mark after a penalty corner, but Baglieri's shot was denied by Flanagan.
  • Roger Williams had a good chance to tally a goal with 36:40 expired, but Hannah Palmer's shot was blocked by a defender.
  • The Cardinals broke through at the 45:50 mark when Myla Stovall found the bottom left corner of the cage for the 1-0 edge. The tally was her first of the season. 
  • The Hawks best chance for the equalizer came during the 50th minute. After a penalty corner, Roger Williams had three-straight shots, but Wesleyan goalie Caitlin Grant thwarted all three opportunities to preserve the shutout.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Grant made four saves to earn her first career win in goal for the Cardinals, while Flanagan made 10 saves for the Hawks.
  • Wesleyan held an advantage in shots (19-7) and penalty corners (7-2).

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals are idle this weekend before hosting No. 5 Tufts on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.