RINDGE, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College field hockey team suffered a 3-1 Northeast-10 Conference loss to Franklin Pierce University on Wednesday at Sodexo Field. The Purple Knights slipped to 4-6 overall and 1-4 in the NE10, while the Ravens are 6-5 and 3-3.
Junior Morgan Johnston (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) scored her first goal of the season for the Purple Knights as first-year Maddie Green (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) added the assist. Green recorded her first career point while assisting her former high school teammate. Sophomore Anna Hurley (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) picked up two saves. The Purple and Gold matched the Ravens with three shots apiece during the first half.
Senior Carly Canavan had one goal and two assists for the Ravens with junior Raegan Moulton adding a goal and an assist. Junior Ashley Silva dished out the final goal as senior Meaghan Williams collected two saves.
Saint Michael's struck within the fourth minute at 3:59 as Green passed from the right endline to Johnston, who knocked it in by the right post. The Ravens tied it up at 17:21 during a penalty corner sequence as Canavan was assisted by Moulton. In the remaining minutes of the first half, both teams fired two shots but neither went in.
During the 37th minute, Canavan attempted to score as Hurley denied the shot. Shortly after in the 41st minute, first-year Marieke Algie (De Bilt, The Netherlands/Utrechts Stedelijk Gymnasium) took a shot for the Purple Knights with Williams picking up the save. The Ravens tallied their second goal during the 47th minute as Canavan took a penalty corner. She hit junior Sarah Bjorn, who stopped her entry pass at the top of the circle before Moulton buried a shot to the right post. In the 54th minute, Canavan sent a pass from the left side of the circle toward the middle for Silva, who cashed in with a shot to the right side.
The Purple Knights host Stonehill College, which has qualified for the last four NCAA Tournaments, on Saturday at 11 a.m.