WESTFIELD, Mass. (September 3, 2016) – The Westfield State University field hockey team edged visiting Western New England University, 3-2, this afternoon in non-conference action at Alumni Field.
• Junior forward Brittany DeLima (Branchville, N.J.) scored one of Western New England's two goals and led the team with six shots on target.
• Junior forward Michelle Carlson (Hackettstown, N.J.) also registered a goal on two shots.
• Junior goalkeeper Grace Trupe (Cardiff, Calif.) faced 16 shots and turned back 13 of them.
• Junior Rachel Testa (Westminster, Mass.) scored two goals, including the game-winner with 3:28 to play for the Owls.
• Western New England got on the board first with 12:46 remaining in the first half when Carlson scored on a feed from junior forward Allison Jackson (Mahopac, N.Y.).
• Just a minute and a half later, Testa equalized for Westfield State on a redirected shot by Delaney Gembis (North Chelmsford, Mass.).
• After falling behind 2-1, Western New England pulled even at the 62:13 mark of the second half on a penalty corner play as DeLima finished at the left post after receiving a pass from Jackson.
• Testa deflected home the game-winner late in the contest after Trupe had made an initial save on Megan Evans' (Enfield, Conn.) shot attempt.
• Sophomore midfielder Emily Antinozzi (Rye, N.Y.) fired a team-high seven shots, including four on target, a game after recording a career-high eight points.
• After being outshot 10-2 in the first half, Westfield State held a 21-9 advantage in the category over the final 35 minutes of action.
• The Owls held a 10-7 edge in penalty corners.
Western New England (1-1) returns to action next Saturday morning at Clark, while Westfield State (2-0) will look to keep its perfect record intact against Framingham State on Wednesday.