Salem State storms past Field Hockey, 3-1

Kylian Kelly

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College field hockey team lost 3-1 to visiting Salem State University on Thursday afternoon at Alumni Field on the campus of Becker College in Leicester.

September 12, 2019
Alumni Field, Leicester, Mass.
Score: Salem State 3, Becker 1
Records: The Hawks of Becker 2-2 | The Vikings of Salem State 3-1

• The visitors struck just six minutes into the first quarter when senior midfielder Casie Curtin (Wrentham, Mass. / King Philip Regional) came across the crease from the right side and took a pass from freshman midfielder Mikayla Mason (Beverly, Mass. / Beverly) and shot it straight through into the corner for her third goal of the season as Salem State took a 1-0 lead.
• In the second quarter, with just 5:05 before the break, Curtin recovered a rebound in front of the Becker goal and fed Salem State sophomore midfielder Marissa Laganas (Beverly, Mass. / Beverly), who put it in for her second goal of the season for the Vikings.
• With just 1.7 seconds left, Becker senior midfielder Amy Cooper (Monument, Colo. / Lewis Palmer) recovered a deflection and fed sophomore midfielder Kylian Kelly (Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury) for her second goal of the year, cutting the deficit to 2-1 going into halftime.
• After a scoreless third quarter, Salem State junior midfielder Jillian Danton (Arlington, Mass. / Arlington) scored the insurance goal, assisted by sophomore midfielder Allison Couillard (Tewksbury, Mass. / Tewksbury) with less than six minutes to go, putting the Vikings ahead 3-1, which held up for the final score.

• Sophomore goalkeeper Baileigh Griese (Woodstock, N.Y. / Onteora) tallied 11 saves in net for Becker. The second-year player entered the day leading the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) in save percentage for the season.
• Kelly paced the Hawks with four shots.

• Sophomore goalkeeper Kelli McCarthy (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough) picked up the win for Salem State, tallying six saves.

The Hawks are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Nichols College for an 11:00 a.m. contest against the Bison. The Vikings head to Eastern Connecticut State for their next match, that coming on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

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