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Field Hockey Shuts Out Wheaton, 3-0

Olivia Baglieri
Photo by Bre Cavanaugh '19

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University field hockey team posted its second shutout of the season as it defeated Wheaton College in non-conference action on Smith Field Tuesday night, 3-0. Olivia Baglieri, Nikki Gerjarusak, and Amy Schaap each scored for the Cardinals while its defense held the Lyons to two shots on goal.

With the win, Wesleyan improves to 2-1 overall. Wheaton is now 1-3 on the year.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Cardinals dominated the pace of play in the first half and didn't allow the Lyons to get a shot off. However, Wesleyan was unable to find the back of the net in the first 30 minutes of action as the game was tied 0-0 at halftime.
  • It took just over four minutes for the Cardinals to get on the board in the second half as Gerjarusak scored what proved to be the game-winner with a shot from directly in front of the net to the bottom left corner.
  • Wesleyan held a 1-0 lead entering the fourth quarter.
  • With 12 minutes left to play, Schaap gave the Cardinals some insurance. With her back facing the goal, the junior hit a backhanded shot into the bottom left corner.
  • Roughly four minutes later, Schaap found Baglieri off a penalty corner and Baglierie fired a shot from just inside the circle to the back of the net.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Wesleyan held a commanding 19-2 edge in shots and a 5-2 edge in penalty corners.
  • Delaney wood earned the win for the Cardinals and is now 2-1. Morgan Karnes recorded 13 saves in a losing effort and is 1-3 on the year.
  • Myla Stovall assisted on Gerjarusak's goal in the third quarter.

HEAD COACH CHRISTINE KEMP:

  • "Tonight was a great team effort to get the win over Wheaton. The passing and teamwork was incredible and so fun to watch. Both Olivia Baglieri and Abby Manning played fantastic on both ends of the field. We are looking forward to building off of our success tonight in preparation for Saturday's conference matchup against Williams."

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan returns to the field Saturday, Sept. 10 and will host Little Three foe and No. 16 Williams on Smith Field at 12 p.m.