MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's soccer team (1-1) shutout Rhode Island College (2-2) in the team's 10th meeting on Tuesday evening. During the 10-0 victory, first-year Kate Hausladen recorded six points, scoring twice and tallying a pair of assists.
"We came out hard and put the game away early," stated head coach Eva Meredith. "I was really proud to see many of our younger players step up to the plate and find the back of the net today. This will give them a lot of confidence moving forward into conference play this weekend."
- Wesleyan wasted little time getting on the board, scoring twice within the first two minutes. The first goal came just 50 seconds into the half when Grace Devanny scored her first career goal. Devanny did not let up, finding the back of the net with her head at the 1:48 mark to make it 2-0.
- Just 32 seconds later, Andi Wiley tucked the ball inside the right post, before Emily Ribatt one-timed a cross from Hausladen to make it 4-0.
- First-year Danielle Soto increased the advantage to 5-0 when she rifled a shot that slipped just through the hands of Rhode Island College goalkeeper Erica Edwards' hands for her first career tally.
- The visitors looked to cut the deficit at the 21:38 mark. Lily Loparto made a move to get past a Wesleyan defender, but her shot sailed just high of the crossbar.
- Hausladen recorded her second goal of the contest at the 32:59 mark when she one-timed a rebound after her initial shot was saved.
- Wesleyan's Shannon Sweeney tallied back-to-back goals at the 35:50 and 36:22 marks, extending the Cardinal lead to 8-0, before Hausladen found the back of the net to close out the half 9-0.
- The hosts tallied their tenth and final goal at the 58:01 mark when Isabelle Martin took advantage of a defensive breakdown for her first career goal.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Sarah Hammond picked up the victory in net for the Cardinals, forced to make just one stop, while Edwards made seven saves in goal for Rhode Island College.
- Wesleyan held advantages in shots (28-4) and corner kicks (6-0).
- The 10 goals set a new program-record for most goals scored in a game, erasing the previous record of nine that stood since 1991.
- The Cardinals entertain Little Three rival Williams on Saturday at noon.