At right:: Danielle Reichardt
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Field hockey continued to struggle on the offensive end, sustaning its seventh loss this year by shutout in a 3-0 setback at Wesleyan University Thursday night.
Since drubbing Wheelock College three weeks ago, Eastern (1-10), Eastern has dropped seven in a row, scoring only four goals in the process. Unbeaten against Eastern in six meetings in this series, Wesleyan (3-5)won for the first time after two straight losses.
Eastern sophomore goalie Danielle Reichardt (Ocean Township, NJ), the Little East Conference leader in saves per game, posted double-digit saves for the fourth time this year, stopping a career-high 13 shots before departing with nine minutes left on the short end of 3-0 score.
Eastern visits conference co-leader Framingham State College Saturday at 2 p.m.
Wesleyan U. 3, Eastern Conn. 0
Eastern Conn. (1-10) 0 0 -- 0
Wesleyan U. (3-5) 2 1 -- 3
Scoring: Liz Chabot (Taryn Murray, Jamie Thabault) 11:43; Morgan McCauley (Alexa David) 15:16; Murray (Emily Wenzel) 60:52.
Shots: E-2, W-23; Saves: E-Danielle Reichardt 13 (3 goals allowed, 60:52 min.), Tia Mucciarone 1 (0, 9:08); W-Tori Redding 2.
Penalty corners: E-1, W-9.