LEICESTER, Mass. – Hawks sophomore Emily Iacovelli (Northbridge, Mass.) broke a scoreless tie early in the fourth quarter, providing all the offense in the Becker Hawks 1-0 win over the Anna Maria AMCATS on Tuesday afternoon at Alumni Field.
September 17, 2019
Score: Becker 1 – Anna Maria 0
Records: The Becker College Hawks 4-2 | The Anna Maria College AMCATS 1-5
Quality offensive opportunities were at a premium until 50 seconds into the fourth quarter, Iacovelli ran on to a loose ball at midfield and began her charge at goal.
Iacovelli stickhandled past three defenders as she approached the penalty arc with no defenders in front of her.
The Hawks leading goal scorer made no mistake, firing a shot past AMCATS sophomore goalie Cassie Micklesavage (Pottstown, Pa.) giving the Hawks a 1-0 lead.
Becker had to avoid some tense moments in the last 30 seconds of the match with Anna Maria junior Chayna Bingham-Hendricks (Mashpee, Mass.) sending a cross in front of the Hawks goal that was redirected by senior Allyson Shaw (Holden, Mass.)
Becker sophomore goalie Baileigh Griese (Woodstock, N.Y.) stood tall on the redirection, making her first of two critical saves in the final moments.
Anna Maria earned a corner with time winding down and Griese again made a critical save through a maze of bodies and scrum out front to preserve the victory.
FOR THE HAWKS
- Iacovelli has six goals on the season for Becker and has one goal in four of the Hawks six games this season.
- The Hawks are 3-1 in games which Iacovelli scores with the one loss being an overtime thriller in the opening game of the season at Lasell.
- The victory moves Griese to 4-2 this season after making three saves on the afternoon.
- Griese's shutout is the first of her career in her 12th career game played.
FOR THE AMCATS
- Shaw, Bingham-Hendricks, and junior Abigayle Celata (Baldwinville, Mass.) all finished with one shot on goal.
- Micklesavage made one save on the afternoon but falls to 1-5 on the season with the loss.
Becker has a week off as they return next Tuesday for a 4:00 p.m. game against Simmons University at Alumni Field. Anna Maria resumes their season hosting Bridgewater State on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.