Field Hockey, Women´s Soccer Teams Host Non-Conference Games Thursday

NEW LONDON, Conn. --The Connecticut College women´s soccer and field hockey teams will host non-conference games in New London Thursday. The Camel women´s soccer team (1-1) will kick off the action with a 4:00 p.m. game against Mount Holyoke College on Tempel Green. The Camels will look to extend their winning streak to 16 games against the Lyons. Senior Sharon Katz (Barrington, R.I.) tallied the game-winner in last season´s meeting at South Hadley and is the Camels´ leading active scorer with 13 goals, five assists and 31 points. On the defensive side of the ball senior Jessica Roeder (Durham, N.H.) will anchor a defensive unit that will be seeking its third consecutive shutout against the Lyons in this longstanding rivalry. Later on at 4:30 p.m., all of the field hockey action gets underway when the Camels clash with the Springfield College Pride in their home opener on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field. Junior Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.) netted the 19th and 20th goals of her career in a season-opening 5-3 triumph at Bates and has vaulted her way into ninth place on the program´s all-time scoring list with 50 points. First year forward Kelsey Nickerson (Weston, Mass.) tallied two scores in her collegiate debut for the Camels. Senior tri-captains Ellen Cavanaugh (Cheshire, Conn.), Kristen Dirmaier (South Burlington, Vt.) and Kelsey Fredericks (Nantucket, Mass.) will lead the Camels into competition in their first of five games against opponents that were ranked in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) pre-season poll.

September 16, 2009

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