Connecticut College 5, ECSU 0
Camels Explode with Four Second Half Scores Tuesday
NEW LONDON, Conn. --Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.) accounted for a goal and an assist and Jennifer Wallace (Farmington, Maine) scored her sixth goal in the past six games to lead the Connecticut College field hockey team (2-2) in a 5-0 blanking of Eastern Connecticut State University (1-5) Tuesday.
Hanna Wagner (Sudbury, Mass.), Sarah Knowles (North Kingstown, R.I.) and Kelsey Fredericks (Nantucket, Mass.) chipped in with scores for the Camels, who held a sizable 13-to-3 advantage in penalty corners. Brittany Fitzgerald (Ridgefield, Conn.) dished out a pair of second half helpers for the Camels in the one-sided affair.
The Camels took a 1-0 lead with 23:37 remaining in the first half. Kelsey Nickerson (Weston, Mass.) delivered a cross to Hine, who deposited the sphere into the back of the cage with the 21st goal of her career. Danielle Reichardt (Ocean Township, N.J.) collected seven of her 10 saves in the opening half to keep the Warriors in contention.
The Camels found some breathing room just 2:07 into the second stanza. Hine snapped a shot that was saved but she was able to collect her rebound and play a ball back out in front to Wallace, who put in her third goal of the season.
Later on with 23:19 remaining in regulation, the Camels broke the game open. Sierra Olney (Providence, R.I.) was able to grind out a battle for a loose ball and feed Hanna Wagner in front of the cage for a score.
The Camels would add two more insurance goals to close out the 5-0 win. Kelly Brennan (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) did not need to record a save in first half action for the Camels. Senior Steph Quinn (Arlington, Mass.) made two saves in the second stanza.
Eastern Connecticut State junior Rachel Cocola (South Windsor, Conn.) recorded a defensive save in the first half of play.
The Camels will host Amherst College this Saturday afternoon for a noon-time NESCAC match-up in New London. The Warriors will host the University of Southern at the same time Saturday for a Little East Conference contest in Mansfield.
September 22, 2009