WALTHAM, Mass. – The Saint Anselm College field hockey team scored two second-half goals, breaking a 1-1 halftime tie to capture a 3-1 victory over the host Falcons from Bentley University on Wednesday.
The Hawks move to 10-5 overall on the year, winning their seventh Northeast-10 Conference fixture of the season. Bentley falls to 10-7 on the season, evening its league record at 6-6. Saint Anselm welcomes Adelphi to the Hilltop on Friday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m.
With the halftime score knotted at one, junior Michelle Lemelin (Chelsea, Maine) backhanded a ball home in front of Bentley netminder Kayleigh Vogel to put the Hawks ahead. Freshman Carly LaCasse (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) added an insurance goal with just under 15 minutes to go in regulation, finishing off of a netfront scramble.
Senior Abby Walker (Scarborough, Maine) continued to produce for the Hawks, scoring 16:26 into the contest on a blast from just inside the circle off of a corner. Junior Hannah Potter (Harwichport, Mass.) set up the first goal of the game, earning her second assist of the year.
Tess Anderson scored the lone goal of the game for Bentley with 1:06 to go in the first half, knocking in a loose ball in front of Saint Anselm goalkeeper Julia Hand (Reading, Mass.). The Falcons finished with only four shots, but the hosts scored on their lone shot on net.
Vogel drew the loss, making seven saves for Bentley. Each team had three penalty corners to their credit.