Source: (Wheelock Athletics)
BOSTON, Mass. -- Five consecutive second half goals helped propel the Wheelock College field hockey team to a 7-3 NECC victory over the Blazers of Elms College Wednesday Evening at Winsor Field. The contest remained tight through the opening stanza, as the Wildcats entered the break with a slight, 2-1 advantage. Abby McNulty evened the score at 2-2, 9:33 following the first whistle of the second period, but 5 Wheelock markers in a 4:03 span would give the Wildcats a comfortable 6-2 cushion by the 55:40 mark. Elms answered back when Julia Skoczylas (Ludlow, Mass.) converted a ball from Alyssa Falvo (Wilbraham, Mass.) with just under 10 minutes remaining, but the Wheelock lead proved to be too much for the Blazers.
1 ELMS 25:43 -- Madison Messier; Unassisted
2 ELMS 44:33 -- Abby McNulty (Bedford, Mass.); Unassisted
2 WHEELOCK 51:37 -- Elizabeth Cooper; Unassisted
2 WHEELOCK 53:41 -- Abbey Raymond; Unassisted
2 WHEELOCK 54:03 -- Katie Frade (Dartmouth, Mass.); Abbey Raymond
2 WHEELOCK 54:22 -- Katie Frade; Emma Panto (Somers, Conn.)
2 WHEELOCK 55:40 -- Jen Ryan; Courtney Scherer
2 ELMS 60:22 -- Julia Skoczylas; Alyssa Falvo
- With the win, Wheelock improves to 9-7 overall (7-2 NECC), elevating their status to first place in the conference.
- Elms slips to 4-15 (4-5 NECC) after the loss.
- Emma Panto and Abbey Raymond are now ranked first and second in the conference in assists, with 8 and 7, respectively.
BOX SCORE HIGHLIGHTS
- Freshman goalkeeper Cassidy Smith (South Berwick, Maine) earned her 9th win of the season, turning aside 1 shot.
- Samantha Alvino (Holtsville, N.Y.) made 10 stops in the loss.
- Wheelock held a 26-5 advantage in shots and a 15-3 advantage in penalty corners.
- Elizabeth Cooper, Katie Frade and Abbey Raymond led all players with 4 points off of 2 goals each.
Wheelock wraps up their regular season with a 12:00 p.m. home showdown with second place Becker College on October 31. Elms closes out their regular season on October 31 as well, as they host Bay Path at 11:00 a.m.