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Women's ice hockey falls at Wesleyan

The Hamilton College Continentals dropped a 5-0 decision to the Wesleyan University Cardinals in the opener of a two-game NESCAC weekend series between the two teams at Wesleyan's Spurrier-Snyder Rink on Friday night.

Box score

Laura Corcoran ’16 made 26 saves to post her third shutout of the season for the Cardinals, who were outshot 27-18 in the win.

Wesleyan (6-9-4, 3-5-3 NESCAC) got on the board just 1:03 into the first period when Jess Brennan ’17 got control of the puck deep in the left corner and curled in front to tuck it in for her team-leading eighth goal. Brennan added an assist on a goal by Laura Wasnick ’15 at 9:52 of the second period just 15 seconds into a Cardinal power play. Jordan Schildhaus ’15 made the primary pass to the left circle to Wasnick for a one-timer high to the short side. It was Wasnick’s second goal of the season.

Wesleyan made it 3-0 on Schildhaus' quick shot from the left side after Cara Jankowski ’15 won a faceoff in the Continentals' zone. The draw went right to Schildhaus and she tallied her fifth goal.

The final two Wesleyan goals came with less than two minutes remaining with goaltender Tori Bogen ’14 on the Hamilton bench in favor of an extra skater. With Wesleyan short-handed, the puck was deflected by Jankowski to center ice and she raced to pick up the loose puck. As she entered the Hamilton zone, she was taken down from behind and the officials awarded Jankowski her fifth goal. Sydney Morgan ’14 scored the final goal with seven seconds left, hitting the open net one second after a Wesleyan penalty expired but still with a Continental in the box.

Bogen finished with 13 saves for Hamilton (6-11-2, 0-9-2).

The two teams play a 3 p.m. game on Saturday, Feb. 8.

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