WENHAM, Mass. - Gordon field hockey won its fifth consecutive game with a 2-0 shutout of a streaking Salve Regina squad in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play on Saturday afternoon. The Fighting Scots received goals from Courtney Scott (Herndon, Pa.) and Brittany Hawkins (Hampstead, N.H.) to push themselves to 5-2 in CCC action.
The Fighting Scots played a complete game and kept possession of the ball in their offensive end for the majority of the contest. Gordon outshot the Seahawks 4-0 in the first half and 9-1 for the entire game, as Salve Regina struggled to clear the ball out of its defensive end.
Gordon had a penalty corner taken by Scott in the second minute, which led to a pass back to Scott for a chance by goal. The attempt went just wide of the post and the game continued scoreless. Karli Weiss (Perkasie, Pa.) found another great opportunity for the Fighting Scots in the 23rd minute, but her chance was snuffed out by Murphy McCann. However, just two minutes later, Scott found an opening in the Seahawks' defense to notch the first goal of the contest off a pass from Hawkins.
The senior connection has now connected on three of Scott's four goals in the last few games.
Gordon put some distance between them and Salve Regina just three minutes into the second half when Scott reciprocated the first goal with an assist on Hawkins' score. Hawkins now leads the Fighting Scots in goals with six on the year.
Salve's best chance came in the 47th minute on a shot by Abigail Tepper, but Karli-An Gilbert (Scarborough, Maine) made a stop for the defensive save. Gordon improved to 8-6 on the season with the win, while the Seahawks fell to 10-4 on the year overall.
The Fighting Scots will look to get back the Nor'easters of UNE on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Biddeford, Maine. Salve Regina returns home for a matchup with Western New England on Wednesday.