NCAA DIVISION III FIELD HOCKEY
Salve Regina 11, Nichols 0
Dudley, Mass. – Vendetti Field
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Series and Streaks
Salve Regina and Nichols entered the contest with the all-time series tied at 15 wins apiece. The Seahawks depart Dudley ahead 16-15.
Three Stars of the Game
1 – Salve Regina senior Marissa Gagnon (Smithfield, R.I.) – scored the first two goals of the game in a span of 9:37
2 – Salve Regina junior Sarah Thompson (Clinton, Conn.) – registered five points on two goals and an assist
3 – Salve Regina senior Abigail Tepper (Foxboro, Mass.) – scored a pair of goals to bring her team-leading total to 13
Key Stat of the Game
Nichols surrendered a program-record 11 goals on 53 shots. The 11 goals are also two shy of a Salve Regina single-game record.
Leading 2-0 behind goals from senior Alexisse Clinger (Nantucket, Mass.) and Gagnon early in the first half, the Seahawks struck for two more in a span of 1:02 midway through to extend their lead to 4-0 with 14:57 to go in the first half.
- Nichols junior Katherine Cotton (Kennebunk, Maine) recorded a career-high 21 saves.
- Senior Haley Fountain (Warren, Mass.) was credited with a pair of defensive saves for Nichols while senior Meghan Dombkowski (Sagaponack, N.Y.) made one.
- Sophomore Jessie Severino (Branford, Conn.) registered two saves in 49:29 of action before giving way to freshman Allison Daly (Peabody, Mass.) with 20 minutes to go.
- Senior Courteney White (Orange, Mass.) was credited with two shots on goal for the Bison.
- Salve Regina held a 12-1 edge in penalty corners.
"Our defense was not connecting well like we did in our last game. We need to come out and communicate more. We were flat from beginning to end. We need to work together as a team. If we don't do that, we're going to continue to get beat." – Nichols senior Meghan Dombkowski
Nichols (1-7, 0-4 CCC) – Friday, October 2 @ Western New England, 4 p.m.
Salve Regina (7-2, 3-1 CCC) – Saturday, October 3 vs Roger Williams, 6 p.m.