Field Hockey Falls To Harvard, 4-1
Sept. 5, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. -- The Harvard University field hockey team scored four unanswered goals to defeat the University of Massachusetts, 4-1, in the Minutewomen's home opener this afternoon at Garber Field. Senior Adrianne Monaco (Oxford, N.Y.) scored UMass' goal and senior Christine Tocco (Reading, Mass.) made 14 saves in the cage.
"We cannot afford to play individually and that is what we did today," said head coach Patty Shea. "We have to play as a team in order to be successful. For the second straight game, we took the lead and then let up. We forget what we did to get the goal and get lazy."
Monaco broke a scoreless tie with 18:27 left in the first half to give UMass a 1-0 lead. She picked up a loose ball in the circle, wheeled around and fired a shot inside the far post. The Crimson tied the game less than two minutes later. Tocco made a save on Julie Lane on a shot following a penalty corner, but after a scramble in front of the net Harvard got a penalty stroke. A shot attempt hit the leg of UMass junior Jaime Bawden (Penticton, British Columbia) in front of the net and the referee awarded Tamara Sobek-Rosnick the stroke. She beat Tocco to the upper-right corner of the cage to tie the game at one. Three minutes later, Harvard's Laura Werner got the ball inside the UMass circle following a Minutewomen turnover and scored from five yards out. Harvard added to its lead late in the first half as Lane scored off a feed from Jen McDavitt after a penalty corner to take a 3-1 lead into halftime.
Massachusetts did not record a shot in the second half as Harvard dominated play. The Crimson added a goal with 15:31 left as Werner tallied her second score of the day. Harvard out-shot UMass, 25-3 in the game, and held a 9-0 edge in penalty corners.
Massachusetts will return to action with a pair of games at the University of Maryland this weekend. The Minutewomen will face Maryland on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 12:00 p.m. and then American on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3:00 p.m.