Sept. 3, 199

    Lady Friars Defeat Maine, 2-1 in Stroke Off

    Providence, R.I. -- In its season opener, the Providence College field hockey team defeated the University of Maine this afternoon, 2-1 in the second stroke-off.

    After double overtime, the Friars won the game as PC goalie Andrea Weyl (Ridgefield, CT) stopped two strokes in the second stroke-off and Maine goalie Cindy Botett only stopped one.

    In the first half, Maine scored first with 1:34 remaining from a goal by junior Becky Blue. PC then tied the game as sophomore Erica Hebert (Enfield, CT) scored with :13 remaining before the half. The goal was assisted by senior captain Paula Wagoner (Toledo, OH) and sophomore Jen D'Amore (Rome, NY).

    Freshman Andrea Weyl (Ridgefield, CT) recorded 9 saves between the posts. Providence out-shot Maine, 17-11.

    The Friars improve to 1-0 on the season and travel to the University of Connecticut Invitational this weekend.