CHICOPEE, Mass. – The Elms College field hockey team fell to Colby Sawyer, 5-1, in their 2016 home opener at Leary Field Sunday afternoon. The Blazers move to 0-2 on the season, while the Chargers improve to 2-1 overall.
Despite Blazer efforts, the Chargers were able to enhance their lead capturing their second goal of the afternoon at the 9:32 mark of the second half after senior Allyse Mullen (Wilder, VT) passed a lateral ball across the cage to the stick of sophomore Darby Nolet (Marion, Mass.) who sent it home posting a 2-1 lead. Colby Sawyer continued to push producing goals from Rachel Fisher (Lynn, Mass.), Teixeira, and Mullen to close out the afternoon holding a 5-1 scoreboard.
The Chargers outshot the Blazers, 28-4, during the contest. Lapponese stopped 14 shots for the Blazers, while Colby Sawyer's sophomore Xena Ras (Medfield, Mass.) put a stop to two Elms shots.