Balanced Attack Propels Field Hockey To 5-1 Win Over UMass Lowell

Sept. 25, 2016

Final Stats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College field hockey team defeated UMass Lowell, 5-1, on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. The Friars improve to 8-2 overall on the year and have posted a perfect 5-0 record at home. UMass Lowell drops to 3-5 overall.

UMass Lowell jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 12:43 mark of the first half as Torrie Huk one-timed a feed from Anouk Lalande.

Freshman Floor Rozemeijer (Santpoort-Zuid, Holland) evened the score at 1-1 in the 25th minute off a rebound. It marked her second goal of the season.

Senior Kali Kilmer (Wayne, Pa.) provided the go-ahead goal prior to halftime as she converted on a penalty stroke in the 30th minute. Kilmer now owns five goals on the year – three of which have come on penalty strokes. The Friars carried their one-goal lead into the halftime break.

In the second half, the Friars scored three unanswered goals to take the 5-1 victory. Senior Adrienne Houle (Burlington, Ontario) notched her team-best ninth marker of the season in the 40th minute off a rebound. Junior Megan Hamilton (Warrington, Pa.) followed with an unassisted tally in the 50th minute as she carried the ball into the middle of the circle and fired a low shot into the left hand corner of the cage. It marked Hamilton’s fourth goal of the season.

The Friars closed out the scoring as a trio of freshman created a nice goal on a breakaway. The play started with Kara Sanford (Hazeleton, Pa.), who fed Madison Deeds (Topton, Pa.) on the right side of the field as she was breaking toward the circle. After drawing the goalkeeper off her line, Deeds found a wide open Sylvia Miller (Severn, Md.) at the left post for the uncontested goal.

 

 

Junior goalkeeper Megan Guilbert (Morganville, N.J.) was tested with several dangerous chances during the match. She finished the day with five saves, including three in the second half.

Providence out-shot the River Hawks, 16-7, and held a 7-4 edge in penalty corners.

The Friars return to action on Friday, Sept. 30 against third-ranked Connecticut. The game will be played at 5:00 p.m. in Providence, R.I.

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