Wesleyan University 3, Connecticut College 2
Camels Will Visit Trinity for NESCAC Quarterfinal Sunday
NEW LONDON, Conn. --Liz Chabot (Rye, N.Y.) scored a goal in each half to lead the visiting Wesleyan University Cardinals (8-6, 3-6) to a 3-2 victory against Connecticut College (5-9, 3-6) in NESCAC field hockey action played on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Friday.
With the win, the Cardinals secured the seventh seed in the 2009 NESCAC Field Hockey Championship and they will visit second seeded Tufts University Sunday. The Camels are the number eight seed and will clash with top seeded Trinity in Hartford, Conn. Sunday afternoon. Both quarterfinal games will be played at 1:00 p.m.
Chabot put the Cardinals on top 1-0 12:12 into regulation. But the Camels answered with 9:58 remaining in the half when Kelsey Fredericks (Nantucket, Mass.) buried a penalty stroke for the hosts. Wesleyan responded though and the visitors regained their one goal advantage just prior to the intermission when Jamie Thibault (Colchester, Vt.) collected a loose ball in front of the cage and scored with 4:20 remaining in the half.
In the second stanza, the Camels continued to battle the Cardinals and held a sizable 8-to-2 advantage in penalty corners. With 28:06 remaining, the Camels pulled even again. Ellen Cavanaugh (Cheshire, Conn.) was the stick stop on a corner and she pushed the ball ahead to Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.), who rifled home her eighth goal of the season.
But the Cardinals took the lead for good with 25:04 remaining. Morgan McAuley (Rye, N.Y.) collected her team-leading 23rd point of the season for the visitors when she assisted Chabot on her second score of the afternoon.
Rookie net-minder Tori Redding (Guilford, Conn.) had four saves for the Cardinals. Steph Quinn (Arlington, Mass.) made six stops for Connecticut College.
October 30, 2009