Field Hockey Concludes Season with Setback to No. 9 Stonehill

Field Hockey Concludes Season with Setback to No. 9 Stonehill

EASTON, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College field hockey team concluded its 2018 season with a 5-0 setback to No. 9 Stonehill College on Saturday during Northeast-10 Conference play in W.B. Mason Stadium. The Skyhawks' national ranking is according to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-14, 3-10 NE10), Stonehill (12-6, 8-5 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Anna Hurley (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich), 12 saves
  • Senior Katie Leonard (Carmel, N.Y./The Ursuline School), 1 defensive save
  • Sophomore Katriona Hajduk (Winthrop, Maine/Winthrop), 1 defensive save

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Kacie Smith, 3 goals, 1 assist
  • Junior Samantha Day, 1 goal
  • First-year Olivia Cameron, 1 goal
  • Senior Sara Freedman, 1 save

GAME FACTS

  • Saint Michael's concluded its season.
  • Stonehill is ninth in the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) national poll.
  • The Skyhawks qualified for the last five NCAA Tournaments.

THE ACTION

  • Cameron put Stonehill on the board 2:42 into the contest, knocking in a rebound.
  • Junior Nell Criscione (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional) ran off consecutive penalty corners in the 15th minute that yielded no shots.
  • Leonard's defensive save of senior Carly Andersen's bid at the 17-minute mark kept it 1-0.
  • Smith converted during a corner sequence in the 21st minute, firing into the upper right corner after an Andersen pass.
  • Hajduk denied a Smith shot in the 27th minute with a defensive save before Smith extended the lead at 30:36, turning and shooting from the edge of the arc.
  • Senior Janelle Robinson (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) was denied by Freedman in the 56th minute before Day added to the Stonehill lead at 59:28, one-timing Smith's centering pass.
  • Smith completed her hat trick in the 64th minute on a breakaway, flipping a shot past a charging Hurley.
  • The Purple Knights' best opportunity to break the shutout came during a late flurry that included three blocked shots and three penalty corners in a little more than a minute around the 66th minute before junior Maggie Daley (Slingerlands, N.Y./Bethlehem Central) rung the post.