MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's hockey team opened the new year with a 4-1 victory over Post (6-14-0) on Saturday evening. The Cardinals are coming off of their best first-semester start since the 1998 season and carried the momentum into the new year as they improve to 5-3-0.
- Post wasted little time getting on the board, scoring just 2:14 into the game. Eve Lundin skated down the right boards before sending the puck towards the slot. Lundin's pass was initially deflected by a Wesleyan defender, but Sadie Storm was there to one time the rebound for the 1-0 edge.
- The Cardinals had a great chance to even the game with 15:41 expired after a give-and-go between Audrey McMahon and Rachel Ziff, but McMahon's bid went just wide.
- The Eagles looked to double their lead at the 19:16 mark on a breakaway attempt by Storm, but her shot from the doorstep was denied by Wesleyan netminder Allegra Grant.
- Wesleyan's McMahon scored through the five-hole with just 1:51 elapsed in the second period, knotting the game 1-1.
- The Cardinals took a 2-1 edge at the 7:24 mark when Ally Detre tipped-in an initial shot by Sarah Takahashi.
- Wesleyan extended the advantage to 3-1 with 15:16 expired in the second. Cali Stevens sent a pass across the slot, before Detre tucked the puck inside the right pipe with her second of the game.
- The Cardinals took advantage of a power play during the third period when Stevens redirected an initial shot by Ziff for the final 4-1 score.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Grant earned the win between the pipes, making 15 saves.
- Kaitlyn Daly made 31 stops in goal for the Eagles.
- Wesleyan held a 35-16 advantage in shots.
- The Cardinals entertain Manhattanville on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., before resuming NESCAC play this weekend with a two-game home series against Colby.