Posted: Jan 11, 2019
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's hockey team (3-7-0, 1-4-0) was downed 5-2 by Connecticut College (6-4-2, 2-3-2) on Friday evening.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Camels opened up the scoring 9:21 in when Erin Dillon redirected a shot by Erin Healy, making it 1-0.
- Connecticut College extended its lead to 2-0 just 1:38 later. An initial shot by Elena Gualtieri was denied by Wesleyan goaltender Allegra Grant, before Dillon collected the rebound and snuck it inside the far post.
- Wesleyan's Cali Stevens looked to get on the board just 1:17 into the second frame, but her shot that sent Camel netminder Bailey Mertz sprawling went just wide.
- The visitors increased its advantage at the 9:47 mark when Lauren Helm tipped-in a shot by Jordan Cross, making it 3-0.
- The Cardinals cut the deficit to 3-1 just 2:50 later after an initial shot by Gina Mangiafridda was thwarted by Mertz. Stella Ramsey collected the rebound, before tucking the puck under the crossbar for her first career-goal.
- Connecticut College responded at the 17:51 mark when Natalie Witkowski scored on a breakaway, increasing the Camel lead to 4-1.
- Out of the break, Wesleyan's Allie Damren made it 4-2 at the 13:44 mark of the third on a power-play. Damren beat three Connecticut College defenders, before lifting the puck over Mertz' shoulder glove-side.
- The Camels found the back of the net with 16:30 expired when Catherine Lawrence one-timed a rebound off an initial shot by Mairi Anthony, extending their lead to 5-2.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Grant made 34 saves during the game, eclipsing the 1,500 career-save mark (1,521).
- Mertz had 10 stops in goal for the Camels.
- Wesleyan will look to bounce back tomorrow when they host Connecticut College at 3:00 p.m.