UMass Opens A-10 Play With 11-0 Win Over Saint Louis
Oct. 12, 2013
ST. LOUIS - The University of Massachusetts field hockey program started Atlantic 10 Conference competition with an 11-0 victory at Saint Louis on Saturday afternoon. Renee Suter tallied two goals and an assist while Lauren Allymohamed added a pair of tallies during the win.
Alexa Sikalis earned four assists and Prince tallied three while Courtney Spleen added a pair of helpers. Prince also secured one goal for five points on the day as Hailey Cockrum, Izzie Delario, Alyssa Ineson, Molly MacDonnell, Nicole Miller and Mel Sutherland each earned one tally.
The 11 goals scored are the most in a single game for the Minutewomen (10-4 overall, 1-0 Atlantic 10) since earning as many against Smith College in an 11-1 victory on Oct. 25, 1979. The total ties the program record for highest output in a single contest.
Sutherland secured the opening goal of the game - her first tally of the season and second of her career - in the 26th minute. Delario doubled the UMass lead three minutes, 47 seconds later following a pass from Spleen.
Suter earned a penalty corner goal to push the lead to three before assisting on the fourth tally of the day. Suter's strike, her third in the last two games, came following an insert by Prince and a stop by Miller.
The Millersville, Pa., helped push the lead to 4-0 on the second consecutive penalty corner score, with Prince netting the goal at 37:20 and Sikalis adding her ninth helper in the process.
The Minutewomen tallied twice during the 45th minute of play on shots by Allymohamed and Suter. Allymohamed struck first to put UMass in front, 5-0, at 44:01 on a deflection at the goalmouth before Suter sent a rebound strike in at the 44:40 mark.
Miller earned her third goal of the year during the 49th minute of action while Cockrum notched her first collegiate goal at 62:31 to make it 8-0 in favor of the visitors. The final score was reached with Ineson earning a goal with 50 seconds left to play before Allymohamed earing her second tally of the day on a penalty corner at the end of play.
UMass outshot Saint Louis 31-3, including a 22-1 advantage in on-target attempts. The Minutewomen also led in penalty corners, 15-1. Sam Carlino made one save in the cage for the Maroon and White.
Megan Depew-Brady started in goal and recorded four saves against as many goals allowed over 37:20 of action. Tori Westhead replaced Depew-Brady in the 38th minute, playing the remaining 32:40 with seven goals allowed and seven stops.
The Minutewomen return to Garber Field to battle La Salle on Friday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. Admission to all home games is free to all.