Wesleyan University 2, Connecticut College 1 2OT
Camels Earn #7 Seed in NESCAC Tournament
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.) tallied the 40th goal and 100th point of her career with a first half marker but Wesleyan University battled back to defeat Connecticut College 2-1 in a game that went to two overtime sessions Friday.
Sophomore Ali Holland (Watertown, Mass.) and senior Jess Lewis (Rutland, Vt.) assisted on the goal. Aimee Rich (Darien, Conn.) made seven saves in the setback. The Camels close out the regular season in seventh place and will visit second seeded Bowdoin College Sunday afternoon for a 1:00 p.m. NESCAC Quarterfinal game in Brunswick, Maine.
This marks the first time that the Camel field hockey team has earned back-to-back post-season berths in the current conference alignment. In 2009, the Camels dropped a 2-1 decision to Trinity as the #8 seed.
Hine leads the club with 13 goals and 31 points. Brittany Fitzgerald (Ridgefield, Conn.) has tallied seven goals, five assists and 19 points in a productive sophomore campaign. Jess Lewis and Liz Rosenfeld (Leola, Pa.) anchor a Camel defensive unit that has surrendered just seven goals in its last five outings.
Aimee Rich has registered a 2.99 goals against average and a .703 save with 71 saves for the Camels in her rookie season between the pipes.
2010 NESCAC FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday, October 31 at Higher Seeds
No. 8 Bates at No. 1 Tufts - 1:00 pm
No. 7 Connecticut College at No. 2 Bowdoin - 1:00 pm
No. 6 Trinity at No. 3 Middlebury - 1:00 pm
No. 5 Wesleyan at No. 4 Amherst - 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 6 at Highest Remaining Seed
Semifinals - games at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Highest remaining seed vs. lowest remaining seed
Remaining first round winners
Sunday, November 7
Final - 12:00 pm
October 29, 2010