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Jess Brennan Scores, but Women's Ice Hockey Falls to Salve Regina in OT 4-3

Photo by Hannah Norman '16
Photo by Hannah Norman '16

Middletown, Conn. -  The Wesleyan Women's Ice Hockey team (1-5-0) suffered an overtime defeat against Salve Regina (5-2-2), 3-4, on Wednesday night at Spurrier-Snyder Rink.

The Cardinals got on the board first with a unassisted goal by Sophomore Alex Horton. It is Horton's second goal on the year. Salve Regina would answer with a goal of their own, scored by Sophomore Brianna D'Avolio, which was her fourth goal on the year. The teams would go into the second period tied at one goal apiece.

In the second, Wesleyan would reclaim the lead on a goal by Junior Jess Brennan, which was her second goal on the year. Wesleyan goaltender, Senior Corinne Rivard, would make eight saves in the period, and Wesleyan would go into the second period with a one goal lead.

In the third period, Salve Regina would take the lead scoring two goals on their own. The first was scored by D'Avolio giving her two in the game, and five on the year. Salve would score again to take the lead as Senior Kimberly Spring took a pass from Freshman Taylor Chisholm and put the puck by Rivard to give the Seahawks a 3-2 lead. Wesleyan would come back to tie the game on a goal by Senior Laura Mead who took a feed from fellow Senior Jenny Robinson and put the puck past Salve goaltender, Freshman Jennifer O'Connell, t tie the game up at 3. The goal was Mead's second on the year.

The two teams would go into overtime, where Salve would win the game on a goal by Junior Amanda Cronin to give the Seahawks the 3-4 win. Rivard finished with 23 saved while O'Connell finished with 29.

Wesleyan will not return to action until 2016, when they travel to Hamilton on Sunday January 3rd. The puck will drop at 3 p.m.