Jodie Dresser led the Pilgrims scoring two goals and picking up an assist in Wednesday's win over Thomas.
Field Hockey extends winning streak to five
New England College field hockey extended their winning streak to five games blanking the visiting Thomas College Terriers 4-0 Wednesday afternoon in Henniker. With the win the Pilgrims remain undefeated on the season moving to 5-0. The loss drops the Terriers to 1-2 on the season.
NEC wouldn’t waste much time getting on the scoreboard as senior Jodie Dresser (Keene, N.H.) would fire a shot from ten yards out just 9:54 into the game putting the Pilgrims up 1-0. NEC would strike again just one minute later as first-year player Elise Luccarelli (Holmdel, N.J.) would net her first collegiate goal assisted by Dresser.
The Pilgrims would tack on two additional goals in the opening half including scores by Brianna Gerrior (Gloucester, Mass.) and another by Dresser sending NEC into halftime up 4-0.
The two teams would battle through a scoreless second half as the Pilgrim would hold the 8-0 advantage in penalty corners and the 6-1 edge in shots. The Terrier defense would battle throughout keeping the Pilgrims off the board as Thomas’ keeper Megan Denby (Copiague, N.Y.) would record three second half saves.
Leading the way for NEC was Jodie Dresser who finished with two goals and an assist. Thomas’ Amy Miles (Waldo, Maine) would finish with two shots on goal for the Terriers.
Picking up the win in goal for NEC was Mary Roux (Auburn, Mass.) who finished the game with three saves in 62 minutes of work. Thomas College’s keeper Amy Miles stopped nine Pilgrim shots on the afternoon.
New England College will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 13 when they travel to take on non-conference opponent Wellesley College at 1:00 p.m. Thomas College will return to the field on Wednesday, Sept. 17 when they travel to take on Colby College at 6:00 p.m.