Field Hockey ends regular season schedule with a win
New England College field hockey extended their winning streak to nine games beating the University of Southern Maine Huskies 5-1 Tuesday afternoon in Portland. The win improves the Pilgrims to 15-4 overall, while the loss drops the Huskies to 8-10 on the season.
Both teams would get on the board early as NEC Marissa Ayotte (Feeding Hills, Mass.) would put the Pilgrims up 1-0 scoring just 4:42 into the opening half. USM would answer just seconds later as Caitlin Albert would net an unassisted goal knotting the game at 1-1.
NEC’s leading scorer Jodie Dresser would put the Pilgrims up 3-1 netting back-to-back goals within two minutes of each other midway through the first. NEC would add another score late in the opening half as Brianna Gerrior (Gloucester, Mass.) would redirect a Dresser shot giving the Pilgrims the 4-1 lead heading into halftime.
NEC would continue to control much of the offense in the second half out shooting USM 15-7 but the USM defense would settle down in the second half holding NEC to just one goal. NEC’s Kate Carnaroli (Bellingham, Mass.) would score the lone goal of the second half assisted by Samantha Escobar (Rumney, N.H.) as the Pilgrims would cruise to the 5-1 victory.
Picking up the win in net for the Pilgrims was Mary Roux (Auburn, Mass.) who finished the evening with six saves. NEC will be back in action next Wednesday, Nov. 5 when they host a second round TCCC Tournament match-up, opponent yet to be determined.