DUDLEY, Mass. – Sophomore Erin Kelley (Dighton, Mass.) and freshman Dana Edwards (Georgetown, Mass.) each notched four points to lift the Nichols College field hockey team to a 6-0 win over Becker College Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Vendetti Field.
Edwards scored twice while Kelley collected a goal and two assists. A total of five different Bison found the back of the cage as the team pumped in six goals for the first time since a 6-3 triumph over Mount Ida on September 6, 2014.
Freshmen Anna Heroth (Johnstown, N.Y.) and Carlee Tolley (Chatham, Mass.) scored first-half goals to give Nichols a 2-0 lead after 35 minutes. NC held a 12-1 edge in shot in the opening half as Becker junior goalie Alexis Barry (Manchester, N.H.) made five saves.
Nichols exploded for three goals in the opening 10:36 of the second half to open up a 5-0 lead. Edwards slammed in a long shot at 38:26, junior Courteney White (Orange, Mass.) saw her shot redirected by a Becker defender for the fourth goal at 42:46, and Kelley poked in a loose ball at 45:36. Edwards closed the scoring with her fifth of the season at 57:05.
Sophomore Brooke Misbach (Guilford, Conn.) and freshman Hannah Seigel (New Milford, Conn.) combined to make five saves and share the shutout. Becker goalie Alexis Barry (Manchester, N.H.) made 12 stops in a losing effort.