BANGOR, Maine - Wellesley College (1-0) defeated Husson University (0-1), 3-1, in the season opener for both programs in non-conference field hockey action on Friday night at the Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Sarah Timmons opened the scoring at 18:18 of the first half on an assist from Cecie Negron. Wellesley carried the 1-0 lead into the half.
Danielle Brubaker gave Wellesley a 2-0 advantage in the second half, when she beat Husson's goalkeeper Andrea Shaggy with an unassisted goal at 46:31.
Wellesley held the 2-0 edge until Ryley Newcomb scored her first collegiate goal with 2:41 left on the clock cutting the deficit to 2-1 off an assist from Karen Stemm. However, Timmons responded just under two minutes later, stuffing home a rebound for the 3-1 victory.
Shaggy made four saves over 70 minutes of play while her counterpart, Wellesley's Maggie Connelly, posted four saves in the victory.
Wellesley outshot the Eagles, 15-8, and finished with a 9-3 edge in penalty corners. The Eagles late surge helped them finish with a 5-4 advantage in shots on goal.
With the result, Husson falls to 1-4 in the history of the series with Wellesley College.
The Eagles return to action on Wednesday, September 5th, when they travel to Waterville to face Colby College in a non-conference matchup. The game will begin at 7:00 PM at Bill Alfond Field.