Amherst Plays Wesleyan to Scoreless Draw

Courtesy of Wesleyan Sports Information


McBrideMIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Completing their two-game weekend NESCAC/Little Three series, Amherst and Wesleyan skated to a 0-0 overtime tie, the first-ever scoreless draw in the 48 games played between the rivals dating back to 1988 when the Jeffs initiated its club program.  

The last tie between the squads came Feb. 2, 2002, when the Cardinals and Lord Jeffs played to a 1-1 deadlock. Coming into today's tilt, Amherst had won 20 consecutive games vs. Wesleyan, so while Amherst extended its unbeaten streak to 21, Wesleyan put an end to its losing streak at 20.

Both goalies were sharp while the defenses limited the scoring chances to more routine opportunities than odd-man rushes. Amherst did own a 42-23 edge in total shots, including 4-1 in overtime, but sophomore Laura Corcoran, in her fifth career start, came through with 42 saves. Making the first start of her career, Amherst freshman keeper Yuma Evans made 23 stops for the shutout.

Amherst returns to the ice on Saturday, Nov. 30 against Plattsburgh in the first game of the Panther/Cardinal Classic hosted by Middlebury.