Field Hockey suffers road loss to Endicott
The Endicott College field hockey stretched their winning streak to six games as the Gulls defeated visiting New England College, 4-1, in The Commonwealth Coast Conference action on Saturday afternoon in Beverly, Mass. Endicott improves to 10-6 this season and 6-1 in the TCCC while the Pilgrims fall to 10-5 and 5-2 in conference games. The Gulls were led by a pair of goals from Anna Giannoni (Granby, Conn.) as well as a goal and an assist from Joanne Reid (Clarksville, Md.).
The Gulls got on the board early as Endicott converted on a penalty corner nearly 15 minutes into the game. A blast from just outside the circle by Reid was tipped home by Alexandra Parese (Wilton, Conn.) for an early 1-0 lead. Just over six minutes later, Reid netted a goal of her own as the TCCC Offensive Player of the Week dribbled through the Pilgrims’ defense and laced a shot past NEC keeper Mary Roux (Auburn, Mass.) for a two-goal lead. The Gulls were not done in the half as Giannoni netted her first tally of the game just over three minutes later on a rebound off a Lauren Atkinson (Southbury, Conn.) attempt.
Endicott kept the pressure on the ‘Grims throughout the opening frame as the Gulls outshot NEC, 9-1, while also holding a slight edge in penalty corners, 3-2.
Coming out of the half, Endicott kept their foot on the accelerator as the Gulls rattled off three penalty corners and four shots in the opening seven minutes. Giannoni converted on one of those attempts, 7:16 into the half, as she corralled her own miss and potted it for a 4-0 lead. NEC finally got on the board later in the period as Emily Kuchta (Norwalk, Conn.) scored off a missed shot to cut the Endicott lead to three. The Gulls were too much however, as Endicott avenged their 2008 TCCC Championship game loss to NEC with the 4-1 victory.
For the game, the Gulls held the advantage in shots (18-9) as well as penalty corners (7-6). Endicott’s Taylor Teixeira (Exeter, N.H.) picked up her 10th win of the season by making three saves while NEC’s Mary Roux suffered the setback despite making 11 saves in the contest.
(Courtesy of Endicott College Sports Information)