Field hockey suffers rare shutout loss
Averill Roberto '13 and Jess Hanway '15 scored one goal apiece, and Tori Redding '13 posted her second shutout this year to lead Wesleyan University to a 2-0 win against Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Campus Road Athletic Field on Sept. 25.
Roberto and Hanway tallied their first goals of 2011. Redding made four saves to earn the shutout. Wesleyan dominated the first half with a 13-3 shot advantage and 10-2 cushion in penalty corners.
Victoria Trentini '15 stopped seven shots for the Continentals, and Samantha Sherman '15 was credited with a defensive save. Hamilton's streak of scoring at least one goal in a game ended at 40 -- a streak that dated back to October of 2008.
The Cardinals (3-3 overall, 1-3 NESCAC) grabbed a 1-0 lead with 59 seconds left in the first half. Liz Chabot '12 entered the ball on a penalty corner to Taylor Wells '14. Wells settled the ball and fired a shot at the cage. Roberto tipped the shot a few feet from the goal line past Trentini.
Wesleyan continued to pressure the Continentals early in the second half, and scored the final goal 4:24 after the break. Hanway banged a shot off Trentini, pounced on the loose ball and whacked it into the cage.
The Cardinals finished with a 19-9 shot advantage, and were awarded 16 penalty corners to seven for Hamilton. The Continentals had upset nationally ranked No. 12 Amherst College 2-1 at home just 24 hours before the Wesleyan loss.
Hamilton travels to Bates College for another NESCAC game on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Cardinals play at Middlebury College in NESCAC action on Saturday.