Field Hockey Doubles Up Salve Regina

Field Hockey Doubles Up Salve Regina

NEWPORT, R.I. - Thanks to four second-half goals, the Worcester State University field hockey team rallied for a 6-3 victory over Salve Regina University Wednesday evening in non-conference action.

Series and Streaks
The Lancers lead 5-3 all-time and have won three in a row over the Seahawks.

Three Stars of the Game

  1. WOR senior Michaila Parent (Westborough, Mass.) scored twice and was the sparkplug for the Lancers comeback.
  2. WOR sophomore Rachel Hopkins (Chelmsford, Mass.) scored twice.
  3. SRU junior Olivia St. Jean (Goffstown, N.H.) handed out two assists.

Turning Point
The Lancers scored three minutes into the second half when Parent went coast-to-coast to tie the game at 3-3. Then seven minutes later Hopkins ripped a shot from the point that went five-hole to give the Lancers their first lead of the night. Parent, who was a force for the Lancers, tacked on another in the 54th minute, then Lauren Flemming (Leominster, Mass.) redirected a shot in to seal it with under five to play.

Key Stat of the Game
The Lancers outshot the Seahawks 35-19 and 21-9 in shots on goal. 

Quick Hits

  • Senior goalkeeper Ally Daly (Peabody, Mass.) made a career-high 13 saves in the loss.
  • Freshman keeper Jess Hopkins (Chelmsford, Mass.) made six saves for the Lancers.
  • The Seahawks never trailed in the first half, leading 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 at halftime.
  • Salve Regina got a goal from Ashley Cody (Pawling, N.Y.), her third of the season, and goals from Hannah Bedrosian (Seekonk, Mass.) and Vanessa Frost (North Attleboro, Mass.) their firsts of the season.
  • Salve Regina held a 10-7 edge in penalty corners.
  • The Lancers controlled the closing part of the game and only allowed the Seahawks to take three shots in the final 17 minutes of the game.

Next Up
Worcester State (1-1) travels to Fitchburg on Friday, September 7 (7 p.m.); Salve Regina (0-2) hosts Thomas (Maine) on Sunday, September 9 (1 p.m.).

Release courtesy of Salve Regina Sports Information.