PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College field hockey team escaped with a 1-0 victory over Fairfield on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. Junior Natalie Mitchell (East Norriton, Pa.) was credited with the game-winning goal with 15 seconds remaining in regulation. Providence improved to 7-4 overall, while Fairfield dropped to 2-9 on the year.
Providence - 1 | Fairfield - 0
Providence - 7-4 | Fairfield - 2-9
Lennon Family Field - Providence, R.I.
GAME FLOW & NOTES
- Fairfield had the momentum at the start of the game, as it took a 6-1 advantage in shot attempts.
- The two teams went to halftime in a scoreless draw, 0-0.
- At the break, shots were even at six a piece. Providence held the advantage in penalty corners, 5-4.
- In the second half, the Friars were out-shot 9-4 and Fairfield also held a 5-3 edge in corners.
- Natalie Mitchell (East Norriton, Pa.) gave the Friars a 1-0 lead with 15 seconds left in the game as she played a ball beneath the goalkeeper in the middle of the circle. The ball found its way to the left post where it trickled over the goal line along with a diving Fairfield defender.
- The goal marked Mitchell's fourth of the season.
- Senior goalkeeper Megan Guilbert (Morganville, N.J.) collected eight saves in the game for Providence. Caitlin Gilligan stopped five shots for Fairfield.
- Overall, Fairfield held the edge in shots (15-10) and penalty corners (9-8).
69:45 - PC: Natalie Mitchell (unassisted) - ball played under goalkeeper and ball trickled in at left post
FAIRFIELD GAME HIGHS
Shots: Erin Buckley (3)
Providence will return to action on Friday, Oct. 6 against BIG EAST foe Quinnipiac. The match is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be played at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. Friday's game also will serve as the program's annual "Bring A Professor To The Game" event.
- GO FRIARS! -
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