Thomas and Husson to Meet in the Field Hockey Championship Game
SEMIFINAL 1 - Thomas 7, Becker 2
HENNIKER, N.H. – The Becker College field hockey team saw its season come to an end on Saturday, as the first seed from the North Atlantic Conference (NAC), Thomas College, defeated the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) second seed, Becker College, 7-2 in the NAC/NECC field hockey tournament semifinals.
Thomas' Britney Gregoire (Kennebunk, Maine) opened up the scoring after she fired home her own rebound shot for a 1-0 score. In the 18th minute, Haley Thebarge (Smithfield, Maine) fired home a shot off of a set play to up the Terriers' score to 2-0. Lindsey Gregoire (Kennebunk, Maine) and Allie Gregoire (Kennebunk, Maine) both recorded tallies, just over a minute apart the 27th and 28th minutes, respectively, to make it a 4-0 game. Becker added a goal of their own with under five minutes to play in the half when Kylian Kelly (Shrewsbury, Mass.) lobbed a shot over the Terrier goalkeeper directly off a penalty corner from Abigail Leahy (Charlton, Mass.). Thomas would add another tally late with just seconds remaining in the first half, for a 5-1 halftime score.
Thomas added two more scores in just under three minutes and 30 seconds into the second half. Becker's Lauren Niemann (Bay Shore, N.Y.) ended the Thomas run but the lead was too large to overcome.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Britney Gregoire (Kennebunk, Maine) finished the day with a game-high two goals.
- Becker's goals came from Kelly and Niemann
- Thomas outshot the Hawks 26-7 throughout the game.
- The Terriers also held a 14-3 advantage in penalty corners.
- Leah Kruse (Norridgewock, Maine) would earn the win in the contest after she made one save on two shots on goal in just over 40 minutes of game time.
- Alexis Bowman (Freedom, Maine) would make one save on two shots on goal in relief.
- Victoria Pilpel (Germantown, Md.) made eight saves on 15 shots on goal in the losing effort.
~Courtesy of Becker College Sports Information
SEMIFINAL 2 - Husson 4, New England College 0
HENNIKER, N.H. - The New England College field hockey team fell to Husson University in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) semifinals, 4-0.
The Pilgrims will see their season come to a close with a 9-10 record overall and a 6-0 record in the NECC. The nine wins for the Pilgrims are the most since the 2012 season. Husson will advance to the NECC championship and will improve to 4-12 with a 1-3 record in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC).
08:29 | HU – Mercedes Pease (Allison Leighton)
12:43 | HU – Mercedes Pease (Arika Brochu)
24:43 | HU – Sadie Royer (unassisted)
38:37 | HU – Haley Ward (unassisted)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Mercedes Pease got Husson on the board with the first two goals of the contest. Pease received a pass from Allison Leighton to break the scoreless tie. The second goal Pease scored came just over four minutes later when she was standing on the goal line and Arika Brochu sent a ball towards her. She tipped the ball into the cage. Sadie Royer would add another goal in the 24th minute to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead. Haley Ward gave the Eagles a 4-0 lead just three minutes into the second half.
Christine McNeil made two saves on six shots on goal. The Pilgrims did have a defensive save as well. Andrea Shaggy made five saves in the complete game shutout for the Eagles.
~Courtesy of New England College Sports Information