#16 Field Hockey Back On Track With 10-1 Thrashing Of SLU
Oct. 25, 2009
ST. LOUIS - Katie Kelly tallied a career-high eight points on two goals and four assists to lead #16 UMass field hockey (10-7, 1-3 A-10) to a 10-1 rout over Saint Louis (1-14, 0-4 A-10) on Sunday afternoon at the Anheuser-Busch Center. The 10-goal outburst was the second-most in program history and comes 30 years to the day of the Minutewomen's record 11 goals against Smith College in 1979.
Makaela Potts scored two goals and assisted on two others. Freshmen Kate Heineman and Anniek Scholten also registered the first multi-goal games of their careers, with Scholten's goals being her first two in a UMass uniform.
UMass dominated in every facet of the game, outshooting the Billikens, 31-3, and drawing 13 penalty corners to Saint Louis' three. Billikens goalkeeper Katherine Deem kept the result from being more lopsided, recording 14 saves.
The Minutewomen took control of the game early with Kelly scoring the game's first goal in the eighth minute. UMass scored three more goals in the next 10 minutes of action, by Heineman, King, and Bourazeris. After Heineman and Kelly scored their second goals, Potts gave UMass an 8-0 lead at the half by scoring with just 17 seconds left.
Scholten scored both of her goals early in the second half off passes from Kelly, giving UMass a 10-0 lead with 20 minutes remaining.
The Billikens got on the board in the 59th minute when Lexie Lindblad scored off her team's lone penalty corner of the game.
The win also snapped a four-game losing streak for the Minutewomen and earned them their first win in Atlantic 10 conference play, leading into their last two A-10 games next weekend at home against La Salle and West Chester.
The only other time UMass has scored double-digit goals in its program's history was an 11-1 victory at Smith College on Oct. 25, 1979. The team went 19-4-1 that season and advanced to the AIAW National Tournament.
UMass' previous highest scoring output under head coach Justine Sowry was a seven-goal effort at Quinnipiac earlier this season.
The Minutewomen kick off a regular season ending three-game homestand on Wednesday when they host Dartmouth in their final non-conference game of the year under the lights at Garber Field at 6 p.m.
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