Pictured last season following a goal against Sacred Heart, Westwood native Allie Damren (left) has joined up with Wellesley native Sarah Goss and Needham native Maggie Curran at Wesleyan as the local trio has begun to backbone the Cardinals women’s hockey team.
By Michael Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Wesleyan University is building something special with their women’s hockey program, and three local athletes have helped backbone the Cardinals this 2018-2019 season as Wesleyan fights for a spot in the NESCAC Tournament.
Westwood native and junior forward Allie Damren, Wellesley native and senior defenseman Sarah Goss, as well as Needham native and sophomore defenseman Maggie Curran have all played significant roles on both offense and defense for the Cardinals (3-6,1-3) so far this season.
Damren currently leads the team in points with a pair goals and a pair of assists, including the game-winner in Wesleyan’s 2-1 victory over UMass-Boston on November 24.
Meanwhile, Goss is currently the team leader in total career games-played (80), potting home 3 goals and tallying 17 career assists. She lit the lamp in Wesleyan’s 3-0 season-opening win at Salve Regina on November 20.
Curran, meanwhile, has provided Wesleyan with some key depth at defense, playing 29 games through the past two seasons. The Berkshire School alum scored in Wesleyan’s 3-0 victory over Williams on December 1 and tallied an assist against Manhattanville.
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Photo by Lianne Yun