Field Hockey Falls To Providence, 2-1
Sept. 29, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. -- Abby Maguire of Providence College (5-7) scored two goals in a 2:19 span of the first half to overcome a 1-0 deficit and defeat the University of Massachusetts (2-8), 2-1, in non-conference field hockey action tonight at Garber Field. Sophomore Marije Tigchelaar (The Hague, Netherlands) scored off a penalty corner for the Minutewomen 8:01 into the game and senior Christine Tocco (Reading, Mass.) made seven saves in the loss.
With 26:59 left in the first half, Tigchelaar fired a shot off a penalty corner to give UMass the 1-0 lead. Juniors Patricia Borneo (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago) and Katelyn Woolfrey (Somerset, Mass.) both picked up assists on the play.UMass held the lead for the next 14-plus minutes, but Providence started to put the pressure on and eventually got the tying goal.
On a penalty corner, PC's Lauren Sickel rifled a low, hard shot which was saved by Tocco. The rebound, however, ricocheted right to Maguire on the right side of the net and she stuffed it home to tie the game with 12:46 left in the first half.
Just over two minutes later, PC's Kati Lary intercepted an errant pass from a UMass defender trying to clear just inside the midfield line and went in along with Maguire on a breakaway. As Tocco came out of the net to cut down the angle, Lary slid a pass around her to Maguire who put in the net for the eventual game-winner.
UMass did have several chances to tie the game, but Meredith Jones made five saves in the Friar net and preserved the win. At the end of the first half, UMass had a penalty corner. Junior Jaime Bawden (Penticton, British Columbia) got the shot away, but it was saved by Jones.
UMass' best scoring opportunity in the second half came with 14:13 left. After a penalty corner, Woolfrey's shot was saved by Meredith. A few seconds later, the Minutewomen were awarded another corner. Bawden got off the shot, but it was saved by Jones again.
PC out-shot UMass, 18-11, and held the edge in penalty corners, 12-9. Tocco had seven saves in the UMass net, while Jones made five stops on the other side.
UMass' season-long 10-game homestand continues on Saturday, Oct. 2. It will host Syracuse at 1:00 p.m.