Field Hockey Falls To American, 7-0
Sept. 12, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The American University field hockey team scored five goals in the first 18:07 of the game and cruised to a 7-0 win this afternoon in the final game of the Terrapin Invitational. UMass freshman Becky Letourneau (Greenfield, Mass.) entered the game in relief of senior Christine Tocco (Reading, Mass.) and allowed two goals while making five saves in her first extended playing time.
With the loss, the Minutewomen fall to 0-5 on the season. American improves to 4-2 with the win.
UMass' only scoring chance of the first half came late on two penalty corners. Junior Patricia Borneo (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago) fed the ball to junior Katelyn Woolfrey (Somerset, Mass.). Woolfrey faked a pass to junior Jaime Bawden (Penticton, British Columbia) and sophomore Marije Tigchelaar (The Hague, Netherlands) moved in for the shot. Her first shot was saved by American goalkeeper Allison Fayfich. UMass was then awarded another penalty corner, but Tigchelaar's shot was wide. American out-shot UMass, 11-3, in the first half.
American's Javiera Villagra scored an unassisted goal just 1:49 into the game to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. She got the ball at the top of the circle, spun around and rifled a shot past Tocco. Camilla Infante took a pass from Heidi Hershberger and walked in on the right side and slid a shot past Tocco to give American a 2-0 lead at the 10:13 mark. This started a spurt of four goals in less than eight minutes which eventually knocked Tocco from the game.
Letourneau got tested mid-way through the second half. American had two separate flury's where it recorded three shots each time. Although Letourneau recorded her first career saves, she also allowed two goals during this stretch.
Tocco allowed five goals and made two saves in 18:07 for the Minutewomen. Letourneau allowed two goals and made five saves for UMass the rest of the way while playing in the first extended stint of her career
The Minutewomen will now return home to open up a 10-game homestand Wednesday night against Boston University. Game-time is set for 7:00 p.m. at Garber Field.