Carter leads Field Hockey past Pride, 2-1

Samantha Carter

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College field hockey team prevailed 2-0 over visiting Regis College in their home opener on Tuesday evening at Alumni Field on the campus of Becker College in Leicester.

THE BASICS
September 3, 2019
Alumni Field, Leicester, Mass.
Score: Becker 2, Regis 1
Records: The Hawks of Becker 1-1 | The Pride of Regis 0-1

SCORING SUMMARY

  • The game was headed for a scoreless first half when, with less than a second remaining before the break, Becker senior team captain Samantha Carter (Boothbay Harbor, Maine / Boothbay Region), the 2018 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Player of the Year, recovered the ball in front of the Regis net after a defensive save and shot it in for her first goal of the season to put the Hawks ahead 1-0 going into halftime. The initial ruling on the field was no goal, but that ruling was later overturned.
  • Becker picked up an insurance goal from freshman defender Madeline Fortenbaugh (Millville, Mass. / Blackstone-Millville) with 7:40 remaining in the game, as she took a pass from senior midfielder Lauren Niemann (Bay Shore, N.Y. / Bay Shore) and beat the goalie for her first career goal as the Hawks took a 2-0 lead.
  • Regis freshman forward Sheridan Blaha (Waltham, Mass. / Waltham) got the Pride on the board with just 15.5 seconds remaining in the game off a penalty stroke that just beat the keeper.

FOR THE HAWKS

  • Carter, who went scoreless last season during her Player of the Year run, last scored a goal on October 22nd, 2016, against Bay Path College. Her goal on Tuesday against Regis was the second of her career.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Baileigh Griese (Woodstock, N.Y. / Onteora) picked up her third career win and first of the season, tallying nine saves on the day.
  • Sophomore midfielder Kylian Kelly (Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury) tallied a team-best four shots for the game.
  • After losing six of their previous seven games against the Pride in their all-time series, the Hawks have now won two straight dating back to last season.

FOR THE PRIDE

  • Regis junior goalkeeper Hope Winkin (Winslow, Maine) had an impressive performance in net, finishing with seven saves.
  • Blaha led the Pride with six shots on the day.

UP NEXT
The Hawks are back on the field on Saturday when they travel to Johnson & Wales University for a 1:00 p.m. game. The Pride hosts Western Connecticut State on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

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