Cora Lautze '11 Scores Winner vs. Trinity, Taylor Stevenson '10 Dishes 2 Assists in Win over WCSU

Cora Lautze '11 (#2, main photo) converted a cross by Kaitlin Ashley '11 into the game-winning goal in the 33rd minute and got a head on a corner kick by Taylor Stevenson '10 (#6, photo insert lower left) leading to Dasha Battelle '11 insurance marker in the 60th minute as the Cards downed visiting Trinity Sat., Sept. 27, 2-0. The victory evened the squad's NESCAC record at 1-1-1 and was just the second time in the last 10 years that Wesleyan handed its in-state rival a loss. Starting in goal for the second time in her career, Clare Colton '12 made four saves for her second career shutout. Coupled with the team's earlier shutout tie with Bowdoin, Wesleyan has produced a team first with shutouts of the Polar Bears and Bantams in the same season. The Cardinals' three goals allowed after five games is the lowest total allowed since the 1993 campaign. The Cardinals added another couple of firsts during a 3-2 win over Western Conn., ranked 23rd nationally in Division III, Wed., Oct. 1. The three previous meetings between the teams had all been 1-0 victories for Western. Thus, the Cards posted their first-ever win along with their first-ever goal against the Colonials. Stevenson against got the job done with a pair of perfectly placed corner kicks, resulting in goals by Lautze and Hillary Biggs '12. The first put Wesleyan ahead 1-0 just 1:33 into the game and the second gave the Cards a 2-1 lead in the 65th minute. When Emma Nitzberg '12 (#10, photo insert upper right) gave the team an insurance goal in the 77th minute, it proved to be the winner as WCSU got one back with 10 minutes left. Wesleyan held its visitor at bay the rest of the way. The Cardinals will be back in NESCAC action Sat., Oct. 4, visiting Colby. (all photos courtesy of SteveMcLaughlinPhotography.com)