Tigers down Field Hockey, 2-1

Katherine Bernier

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College field hockey team lost 2-1 to visiting Sewanee the University of the South on Friday evening at Alumni Field on the Becker College campus in Leicester.

THE BASICS
September 14, 2018
Alumni Field, Leicester
Score: Sewanee 2, Becker 1
Records: Sewanee (3-1) | Becker (2-2)

FIRST HALF
Sewanee junior forward Ceara Caffrey (Scituate, Mass. / Brewster Academy) got the scoring started in the eighth minute of the game when she took a pass from 30 yards out on the right side from senior midfielder Hannah Tompkins (Wilmington, Del. / Westover School) and put it home for her seventh goal of the season as the Tigers went up 1-0.

In the 25th minute, a scramble in front of the Hawks' net allowed the Tigers to score their second goal of the contest when freshman forward Milly Etheridge (Asheville, N.C. / St. Mary's School) recovered her own shot off a Becker save and put it back in for her sixth goal of the season, putting Sewanee ahead 2-0.

Becker found the answer in the 31st minute when junior midfielder Katherine Bernier (Dudley, Mass. / Shepherd Hill Regional) took possession of the ball of a deflection from the Sewanee keeper and scored her second goal of the season, pulling the Hawks to within one, down 2-1. That score would hold up going into halftime.

SECOND HALF
In the second half, both teams made adjustments in an attempt to find an advantage.

With eight minutes left, Becker had a golden opportunity to tie it up when they were awarded three corners in rapid succession. But the Hawks could manage only one solid shot in those attempts, a shot on net by freshman forward Emily Iacovelli (Northbridge, Mass. / Blackstone Valley Technical) that was turned away by the Tigers' keeper. The visitors held on for the win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Sewanee held a narrow 16-15 advantage in total shots.
• Corner attempts were 10-8 in favor of the Tigers.
• Becker freshman goalkeeper Victoria Pilpel (Germantown, Md. / Seneca Valley) finished with six saves in net in the first half while freshman goalkeeper Baileigh Griese (Woodstock, N.Y. / Onteora) entered the game in the second half to record two stops. Their counterpart from Sewanee, sophomore goalkeeper Kadie Hicks (Pfafftown, N.C. / Salem Academy) ended the night with seven saves.
• Coming into the game, Caffrey was ranked tied for first in the nation in goals per game at 2.00. The junior finished with a game-high eight shots.
• Becker freshman midfielder Kylian Kelly (Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury) finished the night with a team-high four shots, three of them coming on goal.

UP NEXT
The Hawks are back in action on Tuesday evening when they travel to Anna Maria College for a 7:30 p.m. contest against their cross-country rivals, the AMCATS. The Tigers will remain in Massachusetts for another day when they play at Elms College on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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