Cardinals Play Well Enough to Win at Bowdoin but Come Away Empty and Short of NESCAC Playoffs

Despite putting 14 of their 16 shots on goal while Bowdoin got just 10 of 20 on net in a game in Brunswick, Me., Sat., Oct. 27, the Cardinals came away with a 1-0 loss and just missed qualifying for the NESCAC tournament. Wesleyan finished with the same record in NESCAC play as Conn. College (2-6-1) but Conn. won the head-to-head battle with its 2-1 double overtime win at home against Wesleyan. The loss at Bowdoin was the ninth time that Wesleyan fell by a single goal during a 3-10-1 campaign. As a result, Wesleyan was outscored by only five goals for the year. Handling the net ably at Bowdoin was Andrea Giuliano '09 (#30, photo), as she recorded nine saves in the contest and kept the Polar Bears off the board for over 89 minutes after Bowdoin netted its lone goal :40 into the contest. She finished the year with a credible 1.75 goals-against average and an .800 save percentage. Gavi Elkind '09, who missed the final three games due to injury, had a 0.68 GAA and .882 save percentage. Three Cardinals ended the year with three goals on the season - Nicole Gray '08, Sam Blank '09 and Kaitlin Ashley '11.