No. 17 Women’s Soccer Defeats Mount Holyoke, Extending Win Streak to Six

No. 17 Women’s Soccer Defeats Mount Holyoke, Extending Win Streak to Six

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – The No. 17 ranked Wesleyan women’s soccer team continued to roll, defeating Mount Holyoke 5-0 on Monday night in the Cardinals’ finale non-conference game of the season. This win marks the sixth straight victory for the Cardinals (12-1), matching a program record set in 1993 and earlier this season (6-0 to start the year). The Lyons (2-11) drop their eighth straight game with tonight’s defeat.

Wesleyan finishes the regular season with a 4-0 record in non-league play, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 19-0. In addition, this win is the 12th for the Cardinals in 2021, a total that matches the single-season program record set back in 1994 by a Wesleyan team that went on to win the ECAC New England Division III Championship.

One record that extended in tonight’s match is the Cardinals’ current shutout streak which is now at five straight matches (465:34 consecutive minutes). This high mark bests the program record which was set earlier this season (four straight matches, 399:20 total minutes).

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • With a host of Cardinals seeing the field in tonight’s contest, it was Gianna Argento ’21, P’22 finding the back of the net in the 5th minute. Grace Devanny ’23 held the ball just outside the 18, flicked on to Andi Wiley ’22 on the right wing who crossed to Argento in the box who volleyed a shot inside the left post to make it 1-0 Cardinals
  • Just 29 seconds later, it was Argento and Devanny combining once again as Argento sent a perfectly weighted through ball to Devanny on the right wing. The junior ran onto the ball, leaving the Lyon defense behind as she sprinted towards goal, finding the back of the net on a low shot for her team-leading eighth goal of the season
  • The early onslaught continued in the 13th minute, this time on a set piece as Wiley fired in a lofted pass on a corner kick. Danielle Soto ’23 shook loose from the Lyon defenders and headed a shot in for her first goal of the season
  • A pair of Cardinal seniors combined for the fourth Wesleyan tally in the 47th minute as Abby Meyers ’22 left a pass for classmate Hannah Landel ’22 who took a shot from distance. The looping shot was destined for the upper left corner, just out of the reach of the Lyon goalkeeper as both Meyers and Landel notched their first career points on the goal
  • In the final minutes, Katie O’Connell ’25 finished off the win with her second goal of the season. A goal kick was hit straight to O’Connell from 30 yards out. The first-year took a few touches to get on her right foot and she hit a shot from outside the box that slipped through the Mount Holyoke goalkeeper to make it 5-0 before the final whistle

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • In an all-out dominating showing, the Cardinals fired a season-high 40 shots in tonight’s contest including 13 on-target while limiting Mount Holyoke to just two shots
  • Twenty-eight Cardinals saw the field while GK Erin Dailey ’23 and Caty Clements ’25 made their first career starts
  • Devanny upped her point streak to four straight games as the junior has three goals and four assists (10 points) in that four-game span
  • For the season, Devanny’s 24 points are tied for second in the NESCAC while her eight assists are tops in the conference leaderboard
  • Dailey picked up her first career win in the net while both Courtney Litts ’22 and Juliette Vemmer ’25 both came on and made one save each in the second half
  • Wiley’s two assists gives her seven on the season, second-most on the team and in the NESCAC (behind Devanny’s eight)
  • Wesleyan moves to 23-12-2 all-time against Mount Holyoke, winning the last four meetings by a combined scoreline of 20-0

UP NEXT:
Wesleyan has a huge home NESCAC tilt with Connecticut College on Tuesday at 3 PM. The match is the third in four days for the Cardinals who need a win to secure first place and the top seed heading into the 2021 NESCAC Tournament.

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