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Wesleyan Suffers 3-1 Loss to Connecticut College

Damren tallied one goal and an assist during the victory (Jonas Powell '18).
Damren tallied one goal and an assist during the victory (Jonas Powell '18).

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's hockey team (3-8-0, 1-5-0) suffered a 3-1 loss to Connecticut College (7-4-2, 3-3-2) on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Wesleyan's Audrey McMahon looked to get the Cardinals on the board 9:49 in when she blasted a shot from the right faceoff circle, but Connecticut College goaltender Carly Denora denied the opportunity.
  • The Cardinals had a great chance to open the scoring with 15:18 expired on a power pla. Jackie Kilar sent a pass from the left faceoff circle to the slot, but Gina Mangiafridda's one-timer went just wide.
  • The teams traded penalties during the final 4:21 of the period, with neither team able to convert, as they skated into the break knotted 0-0.
  • Connecticut College's Kylie Wilkes found the back of the net with 3:41 expired in the second when she redirected an initial shot by Ellie Branka, making it 1-0.
  • The Camels increased their lead to 2-0 at the 6:52 mark on a power play. Sammi Estes' initial shot hit the pipe, but Lauren Helm one-timed the rebound to give Connecticut College some breathing room.
  • Wesleyan cut the deficit to 2-1 with 13:27 expired when Allie Damren intercepted a pass in the defensive zone, before carrying the puck up the right boards and tucking it under the crossbar.
  • Connecticut College extended its lead to 3-1 at the 7:11 mark of the third when Erin Dillon found the back of the goal on a breakaway.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Sam Smith suffered the loss in net for the Cardinals, making 21 saves, while Denora recorded 15 stops for the Camels.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Nicholas at 7:30 p.m., before heading to Hamilton next weekend.