Connecticut College 2, Babson College 1
Holland, Watkins Lead Camels Past Beavers in New London
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College field hockey team secured a 2-1 victory against Babson College in a non-conference game played on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Tuesday.
The Camels put an end to a three game slide with the triumph while the Beavers slip to 10-5 with the setback.
Ali Holland (Watertown, Mass.) and Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.) both scored goals for the winning side. Junior Kelly Watkins (San Jose, Calif.) anchored a stout Camel defense that limited the Babson high powered offense to just one goal on 11 corners.
Holland opened the scoring with 27:32 remaining in the second half. The goal was set up by Kelsey Nickerson (Weston, Mass.), who delivered a cross into the center of the scoring circle. The Camels extended their lead when Andrea Hoisington (Brownsville, Vt.) assisted senior Abby Hine on the 37th goal of her career.
The Beavers finally got on the board with 1:54 remaining. Morgan Lockwood (Feeding Hills, Mass.) scored her team-leading 18th marker off of a penalty corner.
But the Camels were able to hold on for the 2-1 win. Jessica Pachos (Winchester, Mass.) made eight saves in the loss for the visitors. Aimee Rich (Darien, Conn.) stopped five shots in the victory for the Camels.
Connecticut College out-shot the visitors by a count of 18-to-9.
October 19, 2010