Ingrid Parl '10 Scores Two Goals to Help Cards Roll Past RIC, 5-0, at Team Equals Shutout Record
Ingrid Parl '10 (#20, photo) netted goals in the 86th and 89th minute to wrap up the Cardinals' scoring in a 5-0 victory over R.I.C. Wed., Oct. 14. They were the first goals in Parl's career as she was playing in her 30th game for Wesleyan over three years.
Her first goal came off a rebound after the RIC keeper made a good stop on a hard shot by Dasha Battelle '11. Parl was right on the doorstep to knock the loose ball home. Her second goal came after a nice through pass by Kaitlin Ashley '11 on the left side, as Parl sent a left-footed shot into the net.
Wesleyan had taken the lead for good in the 22nd minute on Kaylin Berger's '13 goal after she received a pass from Katrina Ellis Ferrara '13 at the top of the box. Six minutes later, Wesleyan made it 2-0 as Cora Lautze '11 bodied in a corner kick from Beth Kenworthy '10.
It was 3-0 for the Cardinals, who produced a commanding 40-3 margin in shots during the contest, when Elis Ferrara netted her team-leading fifth goal of the season in the 58th minute. An initial shot by Berger was blocked and the rebound found Lily Kaplan '13 on the right. Her centering pass went to Ellis-Ferrara for the goal.
In the Wesleyan net, Kate Connolly-Smithwick '13 only needed one save to preserve the shutout, the sixth of the year for Wesleyan to tie a school record for shutouts in a season set in 1994. Connolly-Smithwick also had an important intercept to beat a RIC forward to a pass that split the Wesleyan defense in the second half. Wesleyan has yielded just five goals in its last 10 games, a program-best effort. The 2006 squad allowed only eight goals in a 10-game stretch as the previous best mark.
Wesleyan returns to NESCAC action with a crucial game vs. Bates at home Sat., Oct. 17. A win in that game would put the Cardinals in excellent position to qualify for their second straight NESCAC tournament.