Griczika Sets Record As Field Hockey Soars Past Wheelock

Griczika Sets Record As Field Hockey Soars Past Wheelock

BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Michelle Griczika (Barre, Mass.) tallied a Becker College field hockey record five goals to lead the Becker College field hockey team to a 7-0 rout over host Wheelock College in a New England Collegiate Conference match this evening at Winsor Field in Boston, MA.  The Hawks improve to 1-16 overall and 1-4 in NECC play, while the Wildcats fall to 1-13 and 1-5.

Becker owned a 34-8 advantage on shots and topped the home team by a 12-2 margin in penalty corners.
All five of Griczika's goals came within a 38-minute span for the Hawks.  Her first tally of the night followed 18 minutes of scoreless play by both teams.  Griczika collected the rebound on a shot from senior defender Cameron Rogers (Granby, Conn.) at the 18:17 mark.  Rogers scored a goal of her own just, 62 seconds later, with a shot just inside the top of the circle to give Becker a 2-0 lead.  It was her first goal of the year.  Griczika scored once more before the intermission to give the visitors a 4-0 cushion. 
Griczika continued her scoring barrage for the Hawks with her fourth goal of the night on a feed from junior defender Amy Giguere (Colrain, MA) at the 45:31 mark.  Junior forward Brittany Cormier (Danbury, Conn.) followed just 2:47 later, taking a short cross from junior defender Jazmin Garcia (Wallingford, Conn.) and scored from the left post for her second goal of the season for Becker at 48:18.  Junior midfielder Katherine DiMascio (Braintree, MA) set up Griczika at 54:46 for her fifth goal of the night and team-leading seventh of the year for the Hawks. 
Griczika's scoring spree was her fourth career hat trick, having notched at least one in each of her prior three seasons.
Sophomore keeper Gabrielle Gallo (Northport, N.Y.) stopped three shots to earn the victory for Becker, while Wheelock senior goalie Michelle Greene made 16 saves to give her 244 for the season to move past Jessica Carver's 1993 total of 242 and establish a single-season record for the Wildcats.  Freshman defender Kate Scott  added a pair of defensive saves for the home team, while sophomore midfielder Jen Ryan had one.
Wheelock will wrap up its campaign on Saturday, October 26 when it hosts Johnson & Wales University at 4:00 p.m. at Winsor Field, while the Hawks host Bay Path College on the same day at 10:00 a.m.