Sept. 9, 2007
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team defeated Dartmouth, 6-0, in non-conference action on Sunday, September 9 at the Friar Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex in Providence, R.I. Freshman Julie Ruggieri (Barrington, R.I.) scored her first collegiate points on two goals and one assist to lead the offensive effort.
The Friars got on the board just 1:10 into the game as sophomore Nellie Poulin (Oakland, Maine) deflected the ball into the cage off a free hit into the circle from junior Jessica Lane (South Windsor, Conn.). Poulin struck again to give PC a 2-0 lead as she deflected a crossing pass from Ruggieri into the cage at the 20:19 mark. Ruggieri then tallied a goal of her own at 22:01 off a feed from junior Meghan Holden (Worcester, Mass.). Ruggieri's tally also was a deflection off a free hit into the circle. Providence went into halftime with a 3-0 lead.
In the second half, Holden opened the scoring as she deflected a crossing pass from sophomore Adrienne Marois (Auburn, Mass.) into the cage at the 37:23 mark. Ruggieri put PC ahead, 5-0, with her second goal of the game at the 49:51 mark as she knocked in a feed from fellow freshman Jaime Lipski (Dallas, Pa.). The assist marked Lipski's first collegiate point. Junior Ali Kornfeld (Kingston, Pa.) scored Providence's final goal of the afternoon in the 57th minute as she placed a hard shot into the cage off a feed from sophomore Ali Shover (Camp Hill, Pa.). Shover's assist was the first of her collegiate career.
Sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Chamberlain (Branford, Conn.) got the win in the cage for PC in 56:12 minutes of action with seven saves. She was replaced by graduate student Kim Vesling (Pittsford, N.Y.) with 13:48 remaining in the game. Vesling posted one save. Jordan Sedlacek played 48:41 minutes in goal for Dartmouth. She allowed four goals and made six saves. She was replaced by Ashley Heist with 21:19 remaining in the game. Heist allowed two goals and did not make a save.
Providence outshot Dartmouth, 15-11, and held a 12-8 advantage in shots on goal. The Friars also recorded six penalty corners, while the Big Green were awarded four.
Providence (3-2) returns to action on Wednesday, September 12 against in-state rival Rhode Island at the Friar Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex in Providence, R.I. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.