MIDDLETOWN, Conn.--Seniors Bryn MacGillivray (Westwood, Mass.) and Amanda Jacobsen (Stafford Springs, Conn.) score 6:14 apart in the second half as Connecticut College battled back to take a 4-3 victory against Wesleyan University in the regular season finale for both teams Wednesday.
The Camels closed out the season with a record of 5-10 (3-7 NESCAC) to finish ninth in the conference. It's the most conference wins for the program since 2012. The Cardinals finished up at 2-13 (0-10 NESCAC).
The Camels got on the board first at 14:28 as Cheyanne Asplundh (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) took a pass from Colbi Vaillancourt (Manchester, N.H.) and put it past Cardinals' goalkeeper, Claire Edelman '17 for the 1-0 lead. The Cardinals would respond to tie the game a few minutes later at 16:15 as Cici Frattasio'18 took an Erica Horowitz '20 pass and found the back of the net. Maddie Shea '20 would give the home team the 2-1 advantage as she corralled the ball in front of the net, and put it past Conn. net-minder Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) at 28:15.
The Camels evened the score at two when MacGillivray took the Sam Segiet (Bethel, Conn.) pass and put it in the back of the goal 3:33 into the second half. The visitors would take a 3-2 lead at 44:47 on a goal by Jacobsen which was assisted by MacGillivray. The home team would respond yet again to tie the game at three as Horowitz rifled a shot past Van der Velde. The goal, at 45:10 was assisted by Colleen Lynch '17.
But with 8:26 remaining, the Camels took the lead for good when Segiet scored off a Sophie Pollinger pass to make it a 4-3 game. With time running out, the Cardinals would have one final opportunity off a penalty corner, and after a scramble in front of the net, Van der Velde was able to knock the ball away and seal the 4-3 win.
The Camels held an 11-to-8 edge in shots and enjoyed a 6-4 edge on penalty corners. Edelman made five saves in net while Van der Velde finished with three. Winners in four out of their last five games, the Camels will carry momentum into the off-season.