Field Hockey Falls 4-1 to #7 Babson

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

BABSON PARK, Mass. – Despite the Wesleyan field hockey team's strong defensive presence against seventh-ranked Babson (4-0), the Cardinals (1-1) were edged 4-1 by the Beavers on Saturday. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Beavers got off to a quick start, notching two goals in the first 2:23 of play. Ashley Tango struck first, working the ball around the circle from left to right before finding the back of the cage just 35 seconds in. The second goal came 43 seconds later when Carla DiBiase tucked the ball inside the left post, making it 2-0.
  • The Wesleyan defense clamped down in the rest of the first, with goalkeeper Delaney Wood making six stops.
  • The Beavers tacked on a third tally when Catherine Gillman found the back of the cage with 3:29 expired in the second.  
  • Wesleyan answered at the 44:23 mark when Erica Horowitz slipped the ball through the legs of Babson goalkeeper Cassidy Riley, making it 3-1.
  • Babson scored the final goal of the game at the 68:25 mark.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Beavers held a 23-7 shot advantage, while both teams had six penalty corners.
  • Wood was forced to make nine stops in goal for the Cardinals, while Riley had one save and picked up the win for Babson.  

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals return to play with their home opener on Tuesday, when they entertain Roger Williams at 5:00 p.m. This game will be the first of three-straight home games for Wesleyan.