NECC Opener Spoiled With 2-1 Loss to Thomas

Hawks sophomore Emily Iacovelli

LEICESTER, Mass. – The Gregoire trio all contributed on the scoresheet for Thomas, helped mostly by the game-winning goal by sophomore Britney Gregoire (Kennebunk, Maine) as the Thomas Terriers defeated the Becker Hawks 2-1 on Homecoming Saturday at Alumni Field in the first New England Collegiate Conference match for both teams this season.

 

THE BASICS

October 5, 2019

Alumni Field

Score: Thomas 2 – Becker 1

Records: The Becker College Hawks 4-6 (0-1 NECC) | The Thomas College Terriers 5-5 (1-0 NECC)

 

GAME SUMMARY

It didn't take long for the first goal of the afternoon to find the net with senior Danita Storey (Cumberland, Maine) netting her second goal of the season at 7:00.

After drawing a penalty corner, junior Allie Gregoire (Kennebunk, Maine) passed to Storey. After settling the pass, Storey fired a shot to the far side and in for a 1-0 lead.

Thomas doubled their lead late in the second quarter with a goal under two minutes remaining in the half.  Britney Gregoire benefitted from a Hawks turnover, netting her team-leading seventh goal of the season.

Britney Gregoire knocked down a knee-high pass from her twin sister, sophomore Lindsey Gregoire (Kennebunk, Maine), who was credited with the assist after Britney Gregoire fired it in for a 2-0 lead.

The Hawks battled back and cut the deficit in half early in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Emily Iacovelli (Northbridge, Mass.) returned to the scoresheet to make the score 2-1.

After earning a penalty corner, Hawks sophomore Kylian Kelly (Shrewsbury, Mass.) passed to Iacovelli, who settled the pass and broke up the shutout, scoring her team-leading sixth of the season at 49:12.

Becker nearly benefitted from a third-quarter shot by senior Amy Cooper (Monument, Colo.) but her attempt hit the far post and bounced out, maintaining the Terriers 2-0 lead at the time.

 

FOR THE HAWKS

  • Iacovelli now has goals in five of her seven games this season, including one goal in each game of her last three appearances.
  • Kelly is up to a team-high three assists after providing the helper on Iacovelli's goal.
  • Sophomore Baileigh Griese (Woodstock, N.Y.) turned aside eight shots but falls to 4-6 with the loss.

 

FOR THE TERRIERS

  • Britney Gregoire is on a five-game goal streak with her tally. In total, she has all seven of her goals in the past five games.
  • In back-to-back games, the Gregoire trio of Britney, Allie, and Lindsey have all found the scoresheet.
  • Senior Leah Kruse (Norridgewock, Maine) takes credit for the win, improving to 3-2 after her five save outing.

 

UP NEXT

The Hawks go back out of conference for their next match, a Tuesday afternoon meeting with Rivier University at Alumni Field at 3:00 p.m. The Terriers are headed for more NECC action as they travel to Manhattanville for Sunday at noon.