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Wesleyan University 3, Connecticut College 1 Napolitano Records 134 Saves in 2013 to Lead NESCAC

Wesleyan University 3, Connecticut College 1 Napolitano Records 134 Saves in 2013 to Lead NESCAC

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sophomore Hannah Plappert (Newtown, Pa.) had a hand in the first two goals Wednesday night to help lead Wesleyan University to a 3-1 victory at Connecticut College.

The Cardinals put an end to their three game slide, improving to 6-8 with a 4-6 mark in conference play. The visitors finished in a seventh place tie with Williams but fell to eighth place when tie-breakers were applied. Wesleyan will look to build on their momentum they gained Wednesday when they visit top seeded Amherst for a 1:00 p.m. NESCAC Quarterfinal Saturday. 

The Camels close out the season with a record of 3-11 and finish 10th in the NESCAC with a mark of 1-9.

Blair Ingraham (Northport, N.Y.) opened the scoring in the 14th minute of action when Plappert  made a nice pass to the open Cardinal on a penalty corner for a score. Just 41 seconds later, Amber Bruckner (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) assisted Plappert, who was open out in front for the goal. 

Just before the half, the Camels cut into the visitors' advantage. Shaelin Gottlick (Madison, Conn.) put the finishing touches on a 2-on-1 situation. Jillian Dahrooge (Charlton, Mass.) assisted on the marker with her team leading 13th point of the season.

Wesleyan used an insurance goal from tacked on an insurance goal from Alyssa Murray (Hudson, Ohio) to close out the scoring with seven minute remaining in regulation. Bruckner assisted on the score for the visitors. 

Wesleyan out-shot the Camels 17-to-10 while enjoying a 14-to-7 advantage in penalty corners.

Sophomore Sara Grundy (Montpelier, Vt.) stopped five shots en route to the victory for the visitors. Junior Becca Napolitano (Hamden, Conn.) finished with 13 saves for the Camels. 

Napolitano has made 134 saves this season to lead the NESCAC. Bruckner added a defensive save to her offensive contributions for the Cardinals.