SEAHAWK FIELD HOCKEY RESULTS
Salve Regina 4, Lasell 3
Middletown, R.I. – Gaudet Field
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Erin Gendreau (Sandwich, Mass.) scored with five minutes remaining to break a 3-3 tie and the Salve Regina University field hockey team staved off a last second flurry from visiting Lasell College to hold on for a 4-3 victory at a fog covered Gaudet Field Tuesday evening.
Series and Streaks
This was the third all-time meeting between the teams and the Seahawks remain undefeated in the series owning a 3-0 advantage.
Three Stars of the Game
1 – Salve Regina senior Erin Gendreau - scored three goals including the game-winner with exactly five minutes remaining in the game.
2 – Lasell freshman Samantha Taylor - scored twice for the Lasers.
3 – Salve Regina junior Jessie Severino (Branford, Conn.) made five saves including a sprawling stop in the final seconds to stop a breakaway chance for the Lasers that could have tied the game.
Key Stat of the Game
The Seahawks held an 11-3 edge in penalty corners.
The Seahawks had surrendered the lead within the first three minutes of the second half when Samantha Taylor knocked in her second score of the day for the Lasers, but dominated play the remainder of the half. The Seahawks only allowed four shots and two corners in the second half while generating 13 shots of their own and six corners. However as time ticked down to the final minutes the Seahawks had not found the back of the net again despite the fact that they were controlling play. Finally with five minutes remaining Erin Gendreau found space on the left-wing side and snapped a shot through the legs of goalie Denise Landry (New Milford, Conn.) to give the Seahawks a 4-3 lead.
- The Seahawks effectively played keepaway for the final five minutes however Cailin Flannery (Medford, N.J.) stole the ball at midfield and displayed great speed sneaking by three Salve Regina defenders to get open on the right side with a chance at the net. Severino made a diving save to prevent the equalizer and preserve the Seahawks lead. The Lasers received an untimed corner after the play but could not get a shot on net, ending the game.
- The Seahawks outshot the Lasers 22-11.
- Severino improves to 5-1 in the cage for the Seahawks while Landry, who made eight saves falls to 6-2 for the Lasers.
- The Seahawks have now won three in a row as they head into a showdown with Roger Williams on Thursday in a return to Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play.
Salve Regina (5-1, 1-0 CCC) – Thursday, September 22, 2016 vs Roger Williams, 6 p.m.
Lasell (6-2, 1-0 GNAC) – Friday, September 23, 2016 at St. Joseph's (Maine), 3:30 p.m.