Field Hockey Knocks Off New England College for First Conference Win of 2017, 4-1

Field Hockey Knocks Off New England College for First Conference Win of 2017, 4-1

HENNIKER, N.H.—The Husson University field hockey team defeated New England College, 4-1, in the first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) contest of the season for both teams.

The loss drops NEC to 4-4 overall, while Husson improves to 4-3. 

SCORING 
13:11 | HUS – Taylor Shaw (Arika Brochu)
33:01 | HUS – Taylor Shaw (unassisted)
56:11 | HUS – Lauren Russell (unassisted)
58:22 | HUS – Alli Bourget (Arika Brochu)
67:11 | NEC – Kayla Donahue (Emilia Battista)

HOW IT HAPPENED
Husson scored their first goal in the 14th minute after a pass to the middle was chipped over to Taylor Shaw, who shot into the bottom right corner.

Shaw made it 2-0 at the 33:01 mark after collecting her own rebound off of a defensive save and shooting it to the near post.

Husson received goals from Lauren Russell and Alli Bourget in the second half.

With just under three minutes left in the game, Emilia Battista (Springfield, Vt.) fed a pass through the middle to Kayla Donahue (Natick, Mass.) at the left post, who tabbed it in to break up Husson's shutout.

The Eagles held a 21-9 advantage in shots and a 13-4 lead in shots-on-goal. Husson also had 11 penalty corners to NEC's four.

GOALKEEPERS 
Husson's Anne-Marie Provencal earned the start and made three saves in just over 56 minutes of action before being relieved by Andrea Shaggy, who did not record a save. NEC keeper Michaela Clark (Dorchester, Mass.) tallied seven saves in the complete-game effort for NEC.

WHAT'S NEXT 

Husson will travel to Thomas on Saturday, September 30, for a 1:00 pm NAC game.