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2015 Wesleyan University Women's Soccer News

  • Women's Soccer Ends Season on a High Note with 2-1 (2OT) Win over Conn. College
    October 30, 2015
    Freshman forward Liz Young’s last second double-overtime goal lead the Wesleyan Women’s Soccer team to a 2-1 victory over the hosting Connecticut College Camels Friday Oct. 30 in New London, CT. The Cardinals close out the season in 9th place with a 6-7-2 and 3-5-2 in the NESCAC, while The Camels finish in 10th with a record of 3-8-3 and a 0-7-3 record in conference action.
  • Amherst defeats Women's Soccer 2-0 in Little Three Match
    October 24, 2015
    Amherst College junior Emily Hester scored a pair of first half goals to help lift the 18th-ranked Purple & White to a 2-0 shutout win over Little Three rival Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon on Hitchcock Field.
  • Trinity Edges Women's Soccer 3-1
    October 18, 2015
    Women’s Soccer falls to Trinity College 3-1 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action this afternoon. In the loss, the Cardinals drop to 5-6-2 overall and 2-4-2 in the league, while the Bantams snap a two-game losing skid and improve to 9-4 overall and 5-3 in the NESCAC.
  • Williams Defeats Women's Soccer 1-0 in 2OT
    October 17, 2015
    It took 102:10, but the visiting Williams College women’s soccer team finally broke through a stubborn Wesleyan University defense to keep its undefeated season alive, beating the Cardinals 1-0 with a goal by junior Kristie Kirshe in the second overtime. The Ephs improved to 12-0-1 overall and 8-0 in NESCAC play, while Wesleyan dropped to 4-5-2 overall and 2-3-2 in the conference.
  • Late Regulation Goal Evens Score With Middlebury, As Women's Soccer Draws 2-2 in 2OT
    October 11, 2015
    Junior Sarah Sylla (Ardsley, NY) scored directly off a corner kick with 11:38 to play in regulation to help the Wesleyan women’s soccer team salvage a 2-2, double-overtime tie with visiting Middlebury College in a NESCAC battle Sunday afternoon. The decision leaves the Cardinals with a 5-4-2 overall record and a 2-2-2 mark in the NESCAC.
  • Women's Soccer Holds to Beat Colby 3-2 in NESCAC Matchup on Senior Day
    October 10, 2015
    Senior Madeline Keane (Newtown, CT) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal late in the second half, and Wesleyan women’s soccer team held off a furious comeback attempt by visiting Colby College to escape with a 3-2 NESCAC victory Saturday afternoon. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Cardinals and improved their record to 5-4-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the conference.
  • Women's Soccer Falls to Vassar 1-0 in Non-Conference Action
    October 07, 2015
    Vassar College Women’s Soccer Senior Lucy Brainerd scored the game’s lone goal at 84:16, en route to a 1-0 win over Wesleyan University in Poughkeepsie, NY Tue. Oct. 6. With the victory Vassar improves to 7-3-1 on the season and, Wesleyan drops to 4-4-1. The Cardinals are1-2-1 in NESCAC play.
  • Hanan Turns Away Six Shots, But a Late Goal Lifts Hamilton Over Wesleyan 1-0
    October 03, 2015
    Sophomore goalie Meghan Hanan (Sammamish, WA) makes six saves, but Hamilton College defeats Wesleyan University 1-0, in NESCAC Women’s Soccer action Saturday Oct. 3 in Clinton, NY. The win improves the Continentals to 2-4-2 overall, and 1-3-2 in conference play, while the Cardinals drop to 4-3-1 overall and 1-2-1 in NESCAC play.
  • Four Different Goal Scorers Power Women's Soccer to Solid 4-2 Victory over Eastern Connecticut, Coupled with NESCAC Tie vs. Bates
    September 22, 2015
    With four individual goal scorers, the Cardinals took the lead on the third goal of the season by Victoria Matthews '17 in the 13th minute and never trailed in posting a 4-2 victory at Eastern Connecticut Tues., Sept. 22. Wesleyan now leads the overall series vs. Eastern, 6-3-3, and equaled its highest scoring output in the series, last done in 1994.
  • Two Late Goals from Liz Young '19 Lift Women's Soccer to 2-1 Win over Tufts in Opening NESCAC Tilt, But Cards Fall at Bowdoin
    September 15, 2015
    Trailing since the 19th minute of the first half, Wesleyan (3-1, 1-0) came to life in the final 10 minutes of its opening NESCAC matchup of 2015 with Tufts (1-2, 1-1) Tues., Sept. 15, and got a pair of goals from Liz Young '19, the second coming with just :14.6 on the clock, to pull out a 2-1 win. It was the first time since 2004, spanning 11 meetings, that the Cardinals netted multiple goals vs. the Jumbos. Neither team scored more than one goal against the other over the previous seven outings.
  • Victoria Matthew '17 Scores Winner While Meghan Hanan '18 & Olivia Gorman '19 Combine for Shutout in 1-0 Women's Soccer Win at AMC
    September 13, 2015
    Taking on Albertus Magnus for the first time Sun., Sept 13, the Cardinals got a goal from Victoria Matthew '17 in the 57th minute off a feed from Ellie Dempsey '17 for the game's only marker as the combination of Meghan Hanan '18 and Olivia Gorman '19 provided three saves for the 1-0 shutout win.
  • Madeline Keane '16 Ties First-Ever Meeting with St. Lawrence in 63rd Minute but Saints Get Late Goal for 2-1 Win
    September 12, 2015
    St. Lawrence netted the deciding goal in the 85th minute, breaking a 1-1 deadlock, as the unbeaten Saints (4-0) secured a 2-1 victory over homestanding Wesleyan Sat., Sept. 12 in the first-ever meeting of the teams. Wesleyan is right back on the pitch Sunday, traveling to Albertus Magnus.
  • Women's Soccer Dominates the Action in 2-0 Opening-Day Victory over UMB with Goals from Liz Young '19 & Victoria Matthews '17
    September 09, 2015
    Wesleyan scored a pair of second-half goals to power to a 2-0 women's soccer victory in its season opener at home vs. UMass Boston Wed., Sept. 9, avenging a 1-0 loss in the first-ever meeting of the two teams during an evenly played contest in Boston a year ago. The Cardinal goals came 6:18 apart in the second period as Wesleyan dominated the game with a 32-7 shot differential and a 6-2 margin on corner kicks.
  • Cardinal Women's Soccer In Search of Consistent Scoring, Return to NESCAC Post-Season Play in 2015
    August 04, 2015
    The Cardinals will be relying on 14 veteran players and the influx of nine newcomers to put the squad back into the thick of the NESCAC post-season chase in 2015. From 2008-12, Wesleyan generated an overall winning record (36-31-8) and was very competitive in the ultra-challenging NESCAC with an 18-24-5 mark and appearances in the league playoffs each time out. The last two seasons, which included a NESCAC tournament bid in 2013, the Cardinals have slipped in the results area, due mainly to a lack of scoring, and are hoping to turn things around in 2015.