Senior Allison Jackson scores her second goal of the season
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 13, 2017) – The Western New England University field hockey team opened Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play with a 4-1 setback to Salve Regina University on Wednesday evening at Golden Bear Stadium.
• Senior midfielder Allison Jackson (Mahopac, N.Y.) scored Western New England's lone goal, her second of the season, late in regulation on a feed from junior midfielder Lana Felice (Pawling, N.Y.).
• Senior Amber Cody (Pawling, N.Y.) fueled the Salve Regina offense with two goals and one assist, while senior goalkeeper Jessie Severino (Branford, Conn.) made six saves on seven shots.
• After a scoreless first half, Cody got the Seahawks on the board just 28 seconds into the second period with the help of an assist from freshman forward Tori Bickel (Harleysville, Pa.).
• The visitors doubled their advantage less than five minutes later on freshman Kaity Gannon's (Sloatsburg, N.Y.) first career goal, before going up 3-0 at the 44:55 mark when sophomore Ashley Cody (Pawling, N.Y.) took a pass from Amber Cody and fired the ball into the cage.
• After Amber Cody scored her second of the night later in the half, Western New England broke through on a penalty corner play with 5:57 remaining in regulation. Senior Michelle Carlson (Hackettstown, N.J.) took the corner and delivered a pass to Felice, who found Jackson at the top of the circle. The senior ripped a shot past Severino to cut the Golden Bears' deficit to three.
• Western New England was able to manage three penalty corners the rest of the way, but Salve Regina held the Golden Bears off to secure the win.
• Salve Regina outshot Western New England 15-13, but the Golden Bears held an 8-6 edge in penalty corners.
• Senior goalkeeper Dominique Corveddu (Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y.) made six saves for Western New England.
Western New England (2-2, 0-1 CCC) is off until next Tuesday, when the Golden Bears travel to Nichols, while Salve Regina (2-1, 1-0 CCC) returns home to host Gordon on Saturday.