MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan girls’s box hockey staff was once defeated by the number 1 ranked staff within the nation Saturday morning at Smith Field. The Middlebury Panthers got here into this morning’s sport using a 37-game profitable streak that dates again to overdue 2019. The Panthers had been ready to keep watch over the sport from the start, scoring two first quarter targets to construct an early lead. As the rain died down in the second one part, Middlebury truly began to use force to increase their lead out to achieve the overall rating of 7-0. The Panthers win their 38th immediately contest, transferring to 8-0 (5-0 NESCAC). Wesleyan drops their fourth immediately sport to fall to 2-5 (1-4 NESCAC). They will glance to bop again of their two video games subsequent week.
Wesleyan performed a stellar first 12 mins of the sport, preserving Middlebury with no shot whilst generating two of their very own. With simply over 5 mins last within the quarter, Diana Schwarz ’23 controlled to seek out her approach into the circle ahead of lacking vast together with her shot strive. Helen Deretchin ’25 had the primary actual scoring probability of the day for both sides with a difficult shot taken from the highest of the circle that was once grew to become away by Panthers’ goalie Grace Harlan.
After that flurry from the Cardinals, it was once all Panthers to finish the quarter. Middlebury’s offense was once ready to use excessive force within the ultimate 3 mins which led to 6 pictures and two targets. After 3 immediately penalty corners for the Panthers, they had been ready to push via their first purpose of the sport. Amy Griffin took her personal rebound and located Meg Shelburne to position the Panthers up one. Just 30 seconds later Middlebury struck once more, with Grace Murphy receiving a go from Audrey Lazar from within the circle.
Middlebury implemented extra force within the 2nd with seven pictures and 5 penalty corners, however the Wesleyan protection and Audrey Pace ’26 had been ready to stay them out of the cage. Middlebury grew to become it on in the second one part, scoring 5 targets on 13 pictures and 9 penalty corners. The ultimate purpose of the sport was once put via by Lilly Thieberg on a penalty stroke to get to the overall rating of 7-0.
Middlebury outshot Wesleyan 26-4 (15-3 SOG), generating 17 penalty corners to Wesleyan’s 3. Pace was once in purpose for the primary 3 quarters the sport for the Cardinals, saving 5 of 10 pictures on purpose. Athena Vadnal ’25 completed out the 4th quarter, tying her career-high with 3 saves in quarter-hour of motion.
Wesleyan returns to motion Wednesday the 7th the place they are going to go back and forth to Rhode Island to conflict with Roger Williams in a non-conference contest.