Johnston Scores Four Goals, Field Hockey Defeats New Haven

Johnston Scores Four Goals, Field Hockey Defeats New Haven

WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Senior Morgan Johnston (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) became the first Saint Michael's College field hockey player in 11 years to score four goals, coming within one of a school record during a 5-0 victory over the University of New Haven on Saturday in Dellacamera Stadium in a Northeast-10 Conference contest. It was the teams' first meeting.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-4, 1-0 NE10), New Haven (0-4, 0-2 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Morgan Johnston (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport), 4 goals
  • First-year Bonnie Gillis (Milford, N.H./Bishop Guertin), 1 goal (1st of career)
  • Senior Katie Leonard (Carmel, N.Y./The Ursuline School), 3 assists
  • Junior Nell Criscione (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional), 1 assist
  • First-year Yip Goudsmit (Rossum, The Netherlands/Cambium College Buys Ballot), 1 assist
  • Junior Anna Hurley (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich), 6 saves, 7th career shutout

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Sophomore Natalie Shaker, 8 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Purple Knights' NE10 opener.
  • First contest for Saint Michael's since last Saturday, and only game during a current 12-day span.
  • First series meeting during New Haven's initial season of conference play, and second year of existence.
  • Johnston's four-goal game was the first by a Purple Knight since Andrea Slaven '09 on Sept. 18, 2007. The four goals matched the most scored by an NE10 player this year.
  • The school record of five goals was recorded twice, by Lynn Taplin '84 on Oct. 23, 1980, and Tara Whalen '97 on Sept. 21, 1996.
  • Leonard's three-assist game was the first by a Purple Knight since Kari Surace '03 on Oct. 13, 2001.
  • Mandee Galbraith '97 set the program mark with four on Oct. 29, 1996.

THE ACTION

  • Johnston put the Purple Knights in front for good 2:32 into the game, taking Leonard's lead pass and going 5-hole.
  • On the next shot of the game, Johnston made it 2-0 at 4:18, tallying from the middle of the box after Leonard led her to goal.
  • Gillis extended the lead just before halftime, converting Goudsmit's cross from the right side at 32:50.
  • Johnston finished off her hat trick in the 39th minute, one-timing home Criscione's pass from the right side after Criscione started a breakout.
  • In the 44th minute, Johnston capped the scoring, collecting Leonard's centering pass before turning and firing into the right side.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Next Saturday vs. LIU Post, 11 a.m.
  • The Pioneers won the last two NE10 Championships and qualified for four of the last five NCAA Tournaments.