Seahawks blank Hawks, 2-0; advance to CCC semifinals

Seahawk seniors Emma Gaudio and Ally Daly led Salve Regina field hockey to its first shutout of 2018, and the timing could not have been better than first round action of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championships. (Photo by Dave Hansen)
Seahawk seniors Emma Gaudio and Ally Daly led Salve Regina field hockey to its first shutout of 2018, and the timing could not have been better than first round action of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championships. (Photo by Dave Hansen)

COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
SEAHAWK FIELD HOCKEY RESULTS
#4 Salve Regina 2, #5 Roger Williams 0
Gaudet Field - Middletown, R.I.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Summary
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University senior goalkeeper Ally Daly (Peabody, Mass.) made six saves to record her first career shutout, 2-0, over visiting Roger Williams University in quarterfinal action of the 2018 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Field Hockey Championships at Gaudet Field. The fourth-seeded Seahawks (10-9) advance to face top-seeded Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Hawks (7-12) end their season with their seventh defeat in the last eight games.

Series and Streaks
Salve Regina owns an 11-2 mark in the all-time series and has won five of the last six over Roger Williams since 2016. Tonight was the first-ever postseason meeting between the two programs.

Three Stars of the Game

  1. Salve Regina senior goalkeeper Ally Daly (Peabody, Mass.) stopped six shots from the Hawks to secure the first shutout of the season for the Seahawks, and her career.
  2. Salve Regina junior forward Ashley Cody (Pawling, N.Y.) put the game-winning goal in the net in the first three minutes of the second half. Cody, the league's offensive player of the year, leads the CCC with 36 goals including six for game winners.
  3. Salve Regina junior midfielder Hannah Filiault (Keene, N.H.) helped the Seahawks maintain control of the ball with transitions from the defensive zone to offensive.

Key Stat of the Game
Salve Regina controlled the offensive attack with 20 shots and 11 penalty corners, opposed to just eight shots and three penalty corners for Roger Williams.

Turning Point
After a scoreless first half, Cody found the back of the net at 37:10 and freshman Eliza Timms (Agawam, Mass.) provided insurance with her 17th goal of the season, assisted by sophomore Tori Bickel (Harleysville, Pa.).

Quick Hits

  • Cody adds to her school record for goals in a season (now with 36) and points (now with 83).
  • The Seahawks are above .500 for the first time in 2018.
  • These teams split in the regular season, each winning on the other's turf.
  • Freshman Callie Flanagan (Wenham, Mass.) made nine saves for Roger Williams, finishing with a 5-12 record as goalkeeper.
  • The Hawks had six shots on goal, led by Lea Peterson (Upton, Mass.) and Taylor Powell (Windham, N.H.) with two apiece.

Next Up
Salve Regina (10-9, 5-7 CCC) advances to the CCC semifinal to face No. 1 Endicott (15-4, 12-0 CCC) on Thursday. The Gulls swept the season series, 8-4 in Beverly and 10-3 at Gaudet Field.