Continuing to play each and every NESCAC rival down to the wire this season, the Cardinals battled Amherst, ranked 23rd nationally in Division III and third in New England, to a scoreless draw through two overtimes. In seven NESCAC contests this year, Wesleyan has forged three ties while falling four times by a lone goal, two of those in overtime. The Cardinals still have opportunity to qualify for the upcoming NESCAC tournament with three conference games remaining. The next is slated for Tues., Oct. 22 at Trinity.
Though Wesleyan was outshot by Amherst by a 17-5 margin, the Cardinal defense limited the Lord Jeffs to just three shots on net, all stopped by keeper Jessica Tollman '15 (#30, photo courtesy of Peter Stein '84), as she recorded her third shutout of the season. Wesleyan put only one shot on the Amherst net in the defensive-minded battle. Last year's meeting between the squads also required overtime as Amherst escaped with a 1-0 win. Wesleyan last defeated Amherst in 1993, making this year's tie a welcome and hard-earned result.