With Amber Bruckner '14 (#10, left side photo) tying the game in the 14th minute and Taylor Wells '14 (#19, right side photo) untying the game in the 39th minute with the only goal of the second half, Wesleyan remained unbeaten vs. UMass Dartmouth, now 4-0, behind a 2-1 road win Thurs., Oct. 17. This was the tightest of the four meetings as Wesleyan owns a 14-3 scoring edge in the series. The Corsairs entered the contest with a 10-3 overall record and a perfect 7-0 mark in a tie for first place in the Little East standings.
UMass opened the scoring off a rebound in the second minute but keeper Sara Grundy '16 finished the game with four saves as she blanked the Corsairs for more than 68 minutes in securing the win. Wesleyan owned a 15-9 margin in total shots.
Bruckner, with her team-lead-tying fourth goal of the season, netted an unassisted tally into the left corner to make it a 1-1 game at halftime. Less than four minutes into the second half, Wells got her first goal of the campaign, adding to her team-best three assists, with a goal through a crowd off an unsettled situation in the Corsairs' circle. Grundy and the Wesleyan defense made the 2-1 lead hold up the rest of the way.
The Cardinals have a big task ahead as they travel to NESCAC co-leader and 12th-ranked nationally Amherst to close out Little Three play for the season. The game, slated for noon, will be webcast.