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Men’s Hockey Downs Colby 3-1

Spencer Fox opened the scoring for Wesleyan (Jonas Powell '18).
Spencer Fox opened the scoring for Wesleyan (Jonas Powell '18).

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's hockey team (8-5-0, 4-3-0) used a three-goal lead to propel themselves past Colby 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 8-5-0 overall and 4-3-0 in conference play, while the Mules fall to 5-7-1 overall and 2-6-0 in NESCAC play.

"We played hard tonight and were committed to our defense," stated head coach Chris Potter. "Special teams played well and Tim was solid in net for us."

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Cardinals jumped out to a 1-0 edge at the 12:33 mark on a power play when Spencer Fox tipped-in a shot by Walker Harris. The assist was Harris' team-leading 11th of the season.
  • Wesleyan doubled its advantage with 1:09 remaining in the opening stanza. Quincy Gregg fed the puck to Liam Donelan at the top of the left faceoff circle, before Donelan's slap shot found the back of the net for his first career goal.
  • The Cardinals increased the lead to 3-0 with 9:46 expired. Emmett Powell sent a long pass from the defensive zone that found Walker Harris just over center ice, before Harris snuck the puck past Mule goaltender Andy Beran on a breakaway.
  • Colby cut the deficit to two with just three seconds remaining when Logan Clarke redirected an initial shot by Austen Halpin, making it 3-1 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Tim Sestak earned the win in goal with 23 saves, while Beran stopped 23 shots.
  • Wesleyan held a slight 26-24 edge in shots.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals return to action on Sunday when they host Bowdoin at 3:00 p.m.
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