Connecticut College 6, Springfield 2
Camels Notch Highest Single Game Scoring Total Since 2005
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -The Connecticut College field hockey team secured a 6-2 victory against Springfield College in a non-conference game played on Benedum Field Thursday afternoon. The Camels improve to 2-0 with the win while the Pride even their record at 2-2 with the setback.
Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.) had two goals and two assists and Hanna Wagner (Sudbury, Mass.) added two scores and one helper as the Camels erased a 2-0 deficit with to take the win. The six goals marked the highest single game offensive output for the Camels since they scored seven in a victory versus Mount Holyoke back on October 13, 2005.
Britt Fitzgerald (Ridgefield, Conn.) scored her second of the season and Kat Barker (Dedham, Mass.) notched her first collegiate marker. Senior Jess Lewis (Rutland, Vt.) and sophomore Kelsey Nickerson (Weston, Mass.) provided assists for the visitors.
Aimee Rich (Darien, Conn.) made five stops to secure the win. Alison McCarthy (North Andover, Mass.) made five saves for the Pride.
Kelly Gallo (Westfield, Mass.) provided the visitors with an early two goal advantage, scoring her third and fourth goals of the season 31 seconds apart. But the Camels scored the next three goals to take a 3-2 advantage into the break. Wagner deposited a rebound into the back of the cage with 14:33 remaining to put the Camels on top for good.
Wagner scored her second goal just 1:36 into the second stanza. Lewis ripped the ball from the left side towards the goal and Wagner was able to get a stick on it for a re-direction that found its way into the goal.
Barker and Hine added insurance goals for Connecticut College. With 31 goals, 17 assists and 79 points, Hine needs three points to pass Camel Hall of Famer Sue Landau ´87 in third place on the program´s all-time scoring list.
The Camels will resume conference play this Saturday afternoon when they host the Williams College Ephs for a 1:00 p.m. game on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field.
September 16, 2010