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Cardinals Lose to Middlebury, 5-0

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

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Wesleyan University women's ice hockey team took on Middlebury College for the second time in as many days, and fell to the Panthers, 5-0. Middlebury extends its NESCAC regular season unbeaten streak to 25 games.

RECORDS
Wesleyan: 4-14-1, 1-10-1 NESCAC
Middlebury: 13-4-3, 9-0-3 NESCAC

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Panthers scored 37 seconds into the game. 
  • Cardinals goaltender, Corrine Rivard '16 made 27 saves on the day.
  • Middlebury's net minder, Kiana Verplancke earned her first shutout victory of her career. 
  • Jessica Young of Middlebury had three assists on the day.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Panthers struck quickly as they scored on the game's initial shiftElizabeth Wulf scored the goal from the doorstep after taking a short pass from behind the net by Jessica Young. That goal came 37 seconds into the contest.
  • Wesleyan came close to tying the score when Ellery Sarosi '17 tipped a shot in front, but Verplancke was able to make the save.
  • Middlebury doubled its advantage with 3:35 left in the opening period on a goal by Grace Jennings who took a  pass fromKatherine Jackson and beat Rivard with a shot over her left shoulder.
  • The Panthers added two more goals in the second period to extend their lead to four. Shanna Hickman tallied the first those, as she swatted in a centering pass from Maddie Winslow at 5:11 into the middle frame. Winslow made it 4-0 after Young created a turnover just inside the Wesleyan blue line, using a backhander to beat Rivard with 27 seconds left in the period.
  • Middlebury finished off the scoring in the third period, as Winslow collected a puck in the slot and fired a hard shot under the cross bar for her second goal of the game. That tally came on a Panther power play at the 9:44 mark.
UP NEXT
  • The Cardinals will head to Trinity on Friday, Feb. 13 and will face the Bantams at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Panthers head to Colby on Friday as well. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m. 
Story courtesy Middlebury Athletics