Posted: Dec 04, 2018
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's hockey team (3-3-0) fell 3-0 to Endicott (5-2-2) during its home opener on Tuesday evening.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The hosts looked to get on the board with 6:45 expired in the first, but Gull goaltender Alyssa Peterson denied Gina Mangiafridda's shot with a glove save.
- Endicott's Meaghan Farragher had a great chance with 49 seconds remaining, but Wesleyan's netminder Allegra Grant denied the shot from the doorstep.
- After a scoreless first period, the Gulls found the back of the net at the 8:44 mark of the second frame when Jillian Gibbs redirected a shot by Michaela McNamara, making it 1-0.
- The Cardinals looked for the equalizer with 19:38 expired in the second, but Endicott's Courtney Walpole blocked Audrey McMahon's attempt, preserving the one-goal edge heading into the break.
- Wesleyan's Sydnée Goyer took advantage of an Endicott defensive breakdown at the 11:30 mark of the third, but her shot sailed just wide of the goal.
- The Gulls added two empty net tallies in the final 2:21 of play to make it 3-0. Lexi Klein blasted a shot from the Endicott defensive end at the 17:39 mark, before Meaghan Francis found the back of the goal with 29 seconds remaining.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Grant had another great game in goal for the Cardinals, making 41 stops, while Peterson was forced to make 14 saves for the Gulls.
- Wesleyan heads to Saint Anselm on Saturday for a 3:00 p.m. contest, before being idle until January 4th.