Western New England Falls to Mount Holyoke, 4-1, in Non-Conference Finale

Western New England Falls to Mount Holyoke, 4-1, in Non-Conference Finale

Carlson tallies her ninth goal of the season for Golden Bears

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 20, 2016) – The Western New England University field hockey team fell to Mount Holyoke College, 4-1, this evening in non-conference action at Golden Bear Stadium.

Top Performers
• Western New England junior forward Michelle Carlson (Hackettstown, N.J.) scored the Golden Bears' lone goal, her ninth of the season, late in the first half.

• Senior forward Charlotte Wagner (West Chester, Pa.) factored into three of Mount Holyoke's four goals, scoring two herself and assisting on another.  

Game Review
• Wagner staked the Lyons to a 1-0 lead just under 20 minutes into the contest when she came up with a loose ball in front of the cage and sent a shot past Western New England junior goalie Dominique Corveddu (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.).
• Mount Holyoke made it 2-0 at the 25:43 mark on a penalty corner play, as sophomore Colby Newsham (Harvard, Mass.) received a pass from Wagner before lofting a shot over the Western New England defense and Corveddu.
• Western New England cut its deficit in half 2:58 before halftime, as sophomore midfielder Emily Antinozzi (Rye, N.Y.) had her shot deflected and Carlson collected the loose ball, firing a shot past Mount Holyoke senior goalie Ally Tessier (Coventry, R.I.).
• The Lyons restored their two-goal lead on Wagner's redirection in the 43rd minute, before capping the scoring with four minutes remaining on junior midfielder Kathryn Rawson's (Old Town, Maine) second goal of the season.

Notes
• Corveddu finished with nine saves in her first start of the season.
• Mount Holyoke outshot Western New England 16-3 and held a 12-6 advantage in penalty corners.
• Junior forward Brittany DeLima (Branchville, N.J.) led the Golden Bears with two shots on goal.

Up Next
Both teams will be back in action on Saturday, as Western New England (7-8) travels to Roger Williams and Mount Holyoke (9-5) returns home to host MIT.