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Wesleyan Wraps Up 2019 With 3-1 Triumph Over Albertus Magnus

Cam Peritz scored a goal and had an assist during the win (Bre Cavanaugh '19).
Cam Peritz scored a goal and had an assist during the win (Bre Cavanaugh '19).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's hockey team (4-3-0) used a pair of first period goals to propel them past Albertus Magnus 3-1 on Friday evening. The contest was the final game of the 2019 season for the Cardinals, while the Falcons (0-8-2) wrap up first-semester play on Saturday. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan opened the scoring with 17:10 expired in the first frame when Danny Sorabella slid the puck over Falcon netminder Pierce Diamond blocker-side for the 1-0 edge.
  • The Cardinals struck again with just 16 seconds remaining in the opening period when Cam Peritz one-timed a feed from Emmet Powell for the 2-0 lead heading into the break.
  • Wesleyan extended the lead to 3-0 with 3:03 elapsed in the middle frame. Alex Giummo sent a pass back to Colin Cobb in transition, before Cobb beat Diamond glove-side for his first collegiate tally.
  • The Falcons capitalized on a power play with 3:11 on the clock in the third when Cameron Weitzman scored through the five-hole, but that was as close as they would get.  

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Wesleyan's Tim Sestak picked up the win in goal, making 36 saves.
  • Diamond stopped 30 shots in 58:15.
  • Albertus Magnus held a 36-30 advantage in shots.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals are idle until January 3rd when they head to UMass.-Boston for the 55th Annual Codfish Bowl Tournament.