Warriors Shut Out Women’s Soccer
The Wesleyan women’s soccer team traveled to Mansfield, Conn. this past Wednesday to play against the undefeated Eastern Conn. State Warriors. The Warriors, who are 10-0-1 this season and ranked fifth in New England, provided a solid, competitive match for the Cards. The Cardinals fell 2-0 to the Warriors in the hard-fought game. Although Wesleyan has been outshooting opponents 117-106 this season, they were not able to bring that same offensive fire to the game on Wednesday.
In the match, the Warriors dictated the tempo, outshooting the Cardinals 8 to 12 throughout the game. However, Wesleyan’s power forward, Barrie Lindsay ’12, helped to add some excitement to the game, by attempting some impressive shots on goal. Given the slippery conditions of the field, Cardinal goalie, Grace Bomann ’12, knew that it would be a tougher game than usual. The first goal came in the twenty-second minute by Eastern Connecticut’s Taylor Buchanan who scored off a give and go with teammate Daniela Marchitto. That would be all the goals for the first half. The second and final goal of the game came in the fifty-fifth minute of the game off of a Warrior corner kick by Nicole Leonard. Though Wes continued to fight for the remainder of the game, the Cards were unable to create any scoring plays and ultimately took home the 0-2 loss.
The Cardinals look to bounce back as the squad ventures up to Brunswick, Maine this Saturday the 9th to take on the Bowdoin College Polar Bears, who are ranked number three in the NESCAC.