Hine, Lewis Lead Camels to Victory in Final Home Game
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College field hockey team cruised to a 5-0 victory against visiting Gordon College in a non-conference game played on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Tuesday. The program saluted seniors Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.) and Jess Lewis (Rutland, Vt.) and both student athletes played an important role in their final home win.
Hine scored two goals and assisted on a third marker. The school´s all-time point scoring leader has put up 39 goals, 21 assists for career total of 99 points. Lewis anchored a Camel defensive unit that limited the visitors to just three shots in the game.
The Camels improve their record to 7-6 with the triumph. Gordon is 6-13.
Sophomore Brittany Fitzgerald (Ridgefield, Conn.) scored a pair of second half goals for the hosts. Hanna Wagner (Sudbury, Mass.) scored her fourth goal of the season in the victory.
The Camels vaulted out to a 1-0 advantage 1:28 into the contest. Kat Barker (Dedham, Mass.) fired a shot that was saved but Wagner pounced on the rebound and deposited the ball into the back of the cage. The Camels extended their lead with 12:37 remaining. Hine buried a penalty stroke into the upper left hand portion of the goal to make it a 2-0 contest.
With 4:24 remaining in the opening half, Paige Murray (Andover, Mass.) assisted Hine for her second score of the half and the Camels carried a 3-0 advantage into the break.
Fitzgerald scored her sixth goal of the season 42 seconds into the second half to make it a 4-0 game.
Gordon had an opportunity to get on the board in the early stage of the second stanza. Samantha Neverett (Athol, Mass.) penetrated the left side of the Camel defense and drove to the cage for a shot but Robin Edwards (Concord, Mass.) was able to make the save.
But Kelsey Nickerson (Weston, Mass.) assisted Fitzgerald for the fifth goal and the Camels were able to hold on for the comfortable 5-0 win.
Edwards made two saves to earn the shutout in her first start of the season. Anna Bury (Huntington, Md.) finished with 13 saves in the setback for the visitors. Senior Julia Ham (Ashburnham, Mass.) recorded a defensive save for the Fighting Scots.
October 26, 2010