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Wesleyan’s Comeback Attempt Falls Short at Amherst

Wood made nine stops, including a penalty stroke attempt (Jonas Powell '18).
Wood made nine stops, including a penalty stroke attempt (Jonas Powell '18).

AMHERST, Mass. – The Wesleyan field hockey team (5-5, 1-5) saw its come back attempt fall short on Saturday afternoon, as Amherst (6-4, 2-4) scored late in the fourth to edge the Cardinals 2-1.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Beth Williamson had a great chance to get the hosts on the board at the 10:43 mark after a penalty corner by Laura Schwartzman, but Wesleyan goaltender Delaney Wood thwarted the opportunity.
  • The Cardinals looked to take advantage of back-to-back penalty corners during the 23rd minute, but a strong Mammoth defense denied any chances.
  • The best chance to break the scoreless tie came with less than two minutes remaining in the half, but a reverse chip by Amherst's Franny Daniels went just wide right as the teams headed into the break knotted 0-0.
  • Wesleyan's Colleen Carrigan looked to tally a goal at the 39:47 mark when she one-timed a sweeping pass from Diana Schwarz, but Amherst goalie Emilie Flamme kicked away the shot.
  • The Mammoths took a 1-0 edge at the 44:07 mark after a penalty corner when Daniels one-timed a rebound after a scramble in front of the Cardinal goal.
  • Wesleyan answered just 43 seconds later when Schwarz beat a defender, before lifting the ball inside the right post to tie the game 1-1.
  • Amherst had an opportunity to take the lead at the 49:23 mark when Williamson was awarded a penalty stroke, but Wood denied the attempt with her right foot.
  • Mammoths' Kiera Alventosa tallied the game-winner with 52:09 expired when she dribbled around a Wesleyan defender, before sneaking the ball inside the right post for the 2-1 advantage.
  • Schwarz looked to knot the game again for Wesleyan at the 56:35 mark. Leah Ewers sent a pass into the circle, before Schwarz dribbled around a defender, but her shot from point-blank was denied by Flamme as the Mammoths held on for the win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Wood made nine saves in goal for the Cardinals, including a penalty stroke attempt.
  • Flamme picked up the win for Amherst, stopping two shots. 

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan is idle for a week, before hosting Bates on Saturday at noon.