MIDDLETOWN, Conn. –Wesleyan University scored a pair of third period goals 2:53 apart to pull out a 2-1 victory against eighth Connecticut College in Middletown today.
The Cardinals improved their record to 6-5-2 with a 3-3 record in conference play. The Camels fell to 8-4-2 with a 5-3 mark in the NESCAC. The teams closed out the regular season series with a split. Connecticut College posted a 1-0 shutout victory in Saturday's contest.
Connecticut College got on the board with 2:24 remaining in the opening period. Junior co-captain Kate Kohl (Chelmsford, Mass.) potted a power play goal. It was goal #10 and point #21 for Kohl in a Camel uniform. Sophomore Katelyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) and senior co-captain Julie Beattie (Livonia, Mich.) both contributed with their fifth assists of the season on the marker.
The Camels enjoyed a 9-to-7 shot advantage in the first and carried a 13-to-9 edge on the shot chart in a scoreless second period. But with 12:22 remaining in regulation, the Cardinals scored the equalizer on their power play. Senior blue-liner Abigail Ruitt (Scarborough, Maine) put in her fourth goal of the season with assists going to sophomore Jackie Kilar (Weare, N.H.) and junior forward Cici Frattasio (Walpole, Mass.).
With 9:29 to play, Wesleyan took the lead for good. Senior defender Samantha Curran (Scituate, Mass.) accounted for the goal that proved to be the difference in the contest. Caroline Seibold (Reading, Mass.) and Ellery Sarosi (Ann Arbor, Mich.) assisted on the game-winner.
Allegra Grant (Winnetka, Ill.) finished with 33 saves for the Cardinals. Senior Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) made 23 stops for the Camels.