Ozzie Parente '09 Nets Pair of 2nd-Half Goals to Pad Lead as Cards Blast Colby in NESCAC Meeting, 5-2
Extending their dominance over Colby to nine straight years with a collective goal differential of 22-5 over the span, the Cards got two second-half goals from Ozzie Parente '09 (#10, photo courtesy of Peter Stein '84), giving him a five-point game, to pad a 3-1 halftime lead en route to a 5-2 win over the Mules Sat., Oct. 4. The five-goal output was the most by either team in the 10-game series. Scoring for Wesleyan in the opening 30 minutes for a 3-0 advantage were Nick Whipple '10, Asante Brooks '10 and Matt Nevin '09, his team-leading fourth of the campaign. Nevin and Brooks both had a goal and an assist on the day while Kyle Nuland '09 had a pair of assists. The Cardinals had a 13-7 edge in total shots in the contest. With the victory, Wesleyan upped its NESCAC mark to 2-1-1 this season.
The team ventured out of conference for its next start, visiting Coast Guard Wed., Oct. 8. There Wesleyan held a 2-1 lead at halftime on goals by Geoff Zartarian '11 and Keisuke Yamashita '10 but the Bears came back to tie the game with 7:30 to play and won the game 7:13 into overtime, 3-2.
The team's next challenge came in the opening Little Three game of the season during a trip to Williams Sat., Oct. 11. The Ephs, ranked fifth in New England Division III, planted a 4-0 loss on the Cardinals as they made the better of their shot attempts, which stood just 18-17 in Williams favor.
The Cardinals complete their out-of-conference schedule Wed., Oct. 15 when they host Western Connecticut.