PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College field hockey team defeated Temple, 4-2, in the 2017 BIG EAST Conference opener on Friday, Sept. 15 in Providence, R.I. The Friars trailed 2-1 at halftime, but rattled off three-unanswered goals in the second half to earn the victory. Providence improved to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the BIG EAST. Temple dropped to 1-5 on the season (0-1 BIG EAST).
Providence - 4 | Temple - 2
Providence - 4-3 (1-0 BIG EAST) | Temple - 1-5 (0-1 BIG EAST)
Lennon Family Field - Providence, R.I.
GAME FLOW & NOTES
- The Friars took a 1-0 lead just 6:09 into the match as Allyson Parker scored her second goal of the season on a penalty corner opportunity. Mary O'Reilly and Maddie Babineau each earned assists on the play.
- Temple answered with back-to-back goals within a two minute span at 15:41 and 17:38 to give the Owls a 2-1 lead, which would hold up through the remainder of the first half.
- Providence held a 7-2 advantage in shots and a 5-2 edge in penalty corners during the first half.
- The Friars scored three-unanswered goals in the second half to take the 4-2 victory.
- Four different players recorded each of Providence's four goals on the night. It marked the most goals in a single game for the Friars this season, having previously scored three goals vs. Bryant and Brown.
- Megan Hamilton tallied her third goal of the season to tie the game, 3-3, at 36:42. Manon van Weezel sent a long ball into the circle from nearly 40-yards out. Hamilton was alone in the middle of the circle and got a touch on the ball to register the goal.
- Izzy Mendez tallied her first career goal to give Providence a 3-2 lead at 52:59 as she deflected a feed from Babineau. It marked Babineau's second assist of the game.
- Babineau added an insurance goal a little over three minutes later as she drilled home a back-handed effort at the left post. Mikayla Michals was credited with the assist as she crossed the ball from the right side of the cage.
- The Friars finished the game with a 12-6 advantage in shots and 6-5 edge in penalty corners.
16:09 - PC: Allyson Parker (Mary O'Reilly/Maddie Babineau) - direct shot off corner
15:41 - TU: Maiyah Brown (Rachael Mueller) - feed from right; turned and took high shot into cage 17:38 - TU: Kathryn Edgar (Maddie Merton/Rachael Mueller) - direct shot off corner 36:42 - PC: Megan Hamilton (Manon van Weezel) - tip-in from middle of circle off long ball 52:59 - PC: Izzy Mendez (Maddie Babineau) - deflection off feed into circle from 20 yards out 55:21 - PC: Maddie Babineau (Mikayla Michals) - back-handed effort at left post; cross from right
TEMPLE GAME HIGHS
Points: 3 players w/ 2
Goals: 2 players w/ 1
Assists: Rachael Mueller (2)
Shots: 2 players w/ 2
Providence will return to action on Sunday, Sept. 17 against non-conference opponent UC Davis. The game is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be played at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I.
- GO FRIARS! -
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