SEAHAWK FIELD HOCKEY RESULTS
Nichols 6, Salve Regina 3
Gaudet Field - Middletown, R.I.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Nichols College junior midfielder Erin Kelley (Palmer, Mass.) scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Bison to a 6-3 victory in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) field hockey against Salve Regina University at Gaudet Field.
Series and Streaks
Salve Regina leads Nichols, 20-17, in the all-time field hockey series; the Bison have won the last two meetings by a combined 10-6 score.
Three Stars of the Game
- Nichols junior Erin Kelley (Palmer, Mass.) scored her first two goals of the season, and assisted on another.
- Nichols senior Courteney White (Orange, Mass.) got the scoring started when she converted a penalty stroke in the third minute of the game.
- Salve Regina sophomore Tori Bickel (Harleysville, Pa.) scored her first two goals of the season, tying the game at 2-2 in the 26th minute.
The Bison responded to Bickel's game-tying goal in a flash, 13 seconds later Lizz McKinnon (Pembroke, Mass.) returned the lead (3-2) to Nichols. The Bison scored four straight goals before freshman Eliza Timms (Agawam, Mass.) netted her second goal of the season for the 6-3 final.
Key Stat of the Game
The teams combined for 13 penalty corners in the first half (Nichols-7, Salve Regina-6), but with a thick fog enveloping Gaudet Field in the second half, only one penalty corner was awarded (Salve Regina).
- Nichols goaltender Brooke Misbach (Guilford, Conn.) made four saves for her second victory in three games this season.
- Salve Regina goaltender Ally Daly (Peabody, Mass.) stopped nine shots for the Seahawks.
- Kelley registered four shots for the visitors while Bickel topped all players with five shots.
- Salve Regina's Ashley Cody (Pawling, N.Y.) had an assist to run her season scoring streak to all four games played.
- Six goals are the most allowed by the Seahawks to the Bison. Nichols had scored five goals five different times (last time in 2014).
Salve Regina (1-3, 0-1 CCC) continues its Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) slate, and five-game homestand, when it hosts Western New England University on Saturday, September 15 (1 p.m.) at Gaudet Field. Nichols (2-1, 1-0 CCC) is at Gordon College for a noon start on the same day.