WESTON, Mass. --- The Becker College field hockey team's 2016 season came to an end on Wednesday in the first round of the NECC Championships, as they fell short, 2-1 in overtime, at Regis College in Weston.
The Hawks of Becker, the fourth seed in the conference tournament, conclude their year with a 5-16 record while the Pride of Regis, playing as the number one overall seed, advances to the finals with a record of 11-7.
Regis got on the board first just seven minutes in when sophomore midfielder Aineen Callahan (Diamond Point, N.Y. / Warrensburg Central), the Pride's leading scorer, scored her 13th goal of the season, putting the hosts up 1-0. The Hawks answered with their own leading scorer, junior defender Amy Grenier (Westminster, Mass. / Oakmont Regional), playing in the final game of her storied career, found the back of the net in the 27th minute to tie it at 1-1 going into halftime.
In the second half, both teams had multiple scoring opportunities but neither team was able to find the go-ahead score. They headed into overtime.
Four minutes into the extra period, sophomore forward Mackenzie Cattaruzza (Guilford, Conn. / Guilford) finally scored, winning the game for Regis.
Becker sophomore goalkeeper Elysabeth Jefferies (Lisbon Falls, Maine / Hebron Academy) finished with ten saves in net while Regis junior goalkeeper Maresa Malcolm (Barrington, N.J. / Haddon Heights) picked up the win with seven stops. The Pride outshot the Hawks 17-8 with an 8-1 edge in corner shots.
Congratulations to the whole team on the conclusion of their season.