AMHERST, Mass. – The No. 21 Wesleyan women's soccer team (6-1-2, 2-1-2) battled Amherst (5-2-3, 2-2-1) to a scoreless draw on Saturday afternoon. With the tie, the Cardinals claimed their first Little Three title since 1982 and third overall, extending their unbeaten streak to eight.
"Winning on the road in our conference is never easy," stated head coach Eva Meredith. "We played hard and smart against a quality Amherst team. With a tie, we got to celebrate the program's first Little Three victory since 1982. I could not be more proud of our team's work ethic and mental toughness today."
- Amherst came out of the gates strong, taking three shots in the first five minutes, but all attempts went right of the goal.
- Gianna Argento looked to get things going for Wesleyan at the 22:40 mark, but her shot towards the bottom left was thwarted by Mammoth goalie Toni Tammaro.
- The hosts had a good chance to score with 29:47 expired, but Erin McClave's attempt towards the bottom right corner was denied by Cardinal goalkeeper Sarah Hammond.
- Wesleyan's Grace Devanny had a chance to break the scoreless tie at the 47:08 mark, but her shot was denied by Tammaro.
- Amherst's best opportunity to score came with 75:10 expired, but Claire Nam's shot towards the upper left 90 was stopped by Hammond.
- The rest of the game saw back-and-forth action with neither team able to find the back of the net, as the game was forced into overtime.
- During extra sessions, neither team had a quality opportunity to net the game-winner as time expired and the teams finished in a 0-0 tie.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Hammond stopped all eight shots faced, earning her fourth shutout of the season.
- Tammaro saved five shots during the scoreless contest.
- The Cardinals held a 10-4 advantage in corner kicks, while Amherst had a slight edge in shots (15-14).
- Wesleyan has a quick turnaround, hosting No. 13 Tufts on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.