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Cards Drop Heart-Breaker at Amherst, 2-1, But NESCAC Tournament Spot Now a Lock at #7

Hailey Sarage '09

After Hailey Sarage '09 (#1, photo) put home this penalty stroke to spot the Cardinals a 1-0 lead 10 minutes into the contest at Amherst Sat., Oct. 20, Amherst came back with two goals of its own before the end of the period and made them stand up in a 2-1 victory. Wesleyan appeared to have tied the game with about five minutes to play but after a lengthy discussion by the officials with the coaches, the score was disallowed. Goalie Breen McDonald '10 made 11 saves in the Cardinal net while Wesleyan was held to just five shots on goal in the game. Now holding the seventh and final spot for the NESCAC tournament with one regular-season game left, that against nationally top-ranked juggernaut Bowdoin Sat., Oct. 27, Wesleyan has locked up the final spot thanks to Amherst's win over Conn. College Oct. 23. The Cardinals will play the #2 seed in the opening round Sun., Oct. 28 with either Tufts or Middlebury as the opponent.