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Women’s Soccer Downed by No. 5 Middlebury

Katie Stewart Frizzell tallied two assists during the victory (Steve McLaughlin).
Katie Stewart Frizzell tallied two assists during the victory (Steve McLaughlin).

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Wesleyan women's soccer team fell to No. 5 Middlebury during a road contest on Sunday afternoon.


  • The Panthers got on the scoreboard during the 12th minute when Alex Barber threw a ball to Eliza Van Voorhis, who turned and lofted a shot over Wesleyan goalkeeper Zoe Cassels-Brown from 30 yards away. 
  • Wesleyan's best chance of the opening half came in the 20th minute following a Middlebury hand ball just outside the penalty area, but a shot by Katie Stewart Frizzell went wide left.
  • Middlebury doubled its lead at the 41:21 mark. Eliza Robinson collected a loose ball in the middle of the pitch, sending a pass to Cate Shellenback, who lofted a shot from the right 10 yards away over the charging Cardinal goalie.
  • After the halftime break, Alex Barber gave the Panthers a three-goal advantage, putting in a loose ball for her second of the season at 57:13.
  • Gretchen McGrath put the hosts up 4-0 with a shot into the bottom-left corner, after her initial shot was blocked in the 61st minute. She added her second of the match at 77:35, following a great individual effort from the left corner.
  • The Cardinals best opportunity of the second half came in the 83rd minute when Elizabeth Vann rifled a shot from 25 yards out, but Middlebury goalie Eva Shaw caught the attempt to preserve the shutout. 


  • Cassels-Brown made eight saves in goal for the Cardinals. Ursula Alwang had three stops in 69:43 minutes, while Eva Shaw made one save in the final 20:17 of action.


  • The Cardinals head to Rhode Island College on Tuesday for a 6:00 p.m. contest, before returning home for their final two regular season contests.