NEW LONDON, Conn. – Wesleyan's Audrey Lavey scored a pair of goals to lead the Cardinals past Coast Guard 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon. With the victory over the Bears (2-6-0), Wesleyan extended its unbeaten streak to six (5-0-1), tying the school record set by the 1981 and 1993 teams. The Cardinals close out their best September since 1994, as they improve to 5-1-1 overall with a 2-1-1 conference mark.
"We had another nice win today," stated head coach Eva Meredith. "We are looking forward to some time off after an intense stretch of games."
- With 16:03 expired, Coast Guard's Sabrina Robertson had a great chance to get the hosts on the board, but her shot towards the bottom right corner was thwarted by Wesleyan goalkeeper Sarah Hammond.
- Lavey's first career tally came at the 21:06 mark. She worked the ball down the left side, before cutting past a Bears' defender inside the box and rifling a shot into the top right corner.
- Coast Guard looked for the equalizer at the 36:10 mark, but Alexandra Murphy's shot towards the bottom right was denied by Hammond.
- Katie Stewart Frizzell had a chance to double the Cardinal lead with 43:29 expired, but Bears' goaltender Sarah Schollenberger stopped the shot, keeping the game within reach for the hosts.
- Coast Guard's Claire Hurley had an early chance to knot the game, but her shot at the 50:42 mark went wide right.
- Wesleyan's Dani Milovanov sent a through ball into the box, before Lavey struck again to make it 2-0.
- The Bears looked to take advantage of three shots in the 54th minute, but were unable to capitalize on the opportunity, as the Cardinals hung on for the shutout.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Hammond picked up the win in net for Wesleyan, stopping five shots to earn her second-straight shutout.
- Coast Guard's Schollenberger suffered the loss, recorded two stops.
- The Bears held a 13-11 edge in shots, while the Cardinals had a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.
- Wesleyan is idle until October 1st when it hosts Emerson at 4:30 p.m.