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Cardinals Edged 1-0 by Coast Guard

Photo Courtesy of Peter Stein
Photo Courtesy of Peter Stein

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's soccer team was edged by Coast Guard 1-0 on the road on Tuesday. This was the 64th meeting between the two teams and first since 2011, as the Cardinals hold a decisive 40-18-5 advantage in the series. With the loss, the Cardinals fall to 4-3-3, while the Bears improved to 7-5-0. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Coast Guard wasted little time getting on the board, netting the lone-goal at the 5:35 mark when Seth Anderson redirected a loose ball with his head for the 1-0 edge.
  • With 8:54 expired, Jake Lundberg looked for the equalizer, but his shot towards the bottom right was denied by Bear goalkeeper Dakota Harich.
  • The hosts had a good chance to double the lead during the 13th minute, but back-to-back shots by Michael Daunt and Anderson were thwarted by Wesleyan goaltender Liam Devanny.
  • The Cardinal's best opportunity to knot the game came at the 49:23 mark after a free-kick from 40 yards out. Wolf rifled the kick into the box, before Trevor Devanny one-timed the ball, but Harich just got his hands on the ball.
  • Devanny threatened again with 63:27 expired, but his hard shot towards the bottom right was denied by Harich.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Wesleyan had an 18-11 shots advantage during the loss.
  • Devanny made six saves in net for the Cardinals, while Harich picked up the win with nine stops.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will celebrate senior day on Saturday when they host Bates at 2:00 p.m. on Jackson Field.