Hawks Surrender Early Lead in 2-1 NECC Loss at Husson

Hawks senior Lauren Niemann

BANGOR, Maine – The Husson Eagles overcame an early one-goal deficit with a pair of second half goals in their 2-1 comeback win on Saturday over the Becker Hawks in New England Collegiate Conference play.

 

THE BASICS

October 26, 2019

Winkin Complex

Score: Husson 2 – Becker 1

Records: The Becker College Hawks 6-11 (1-5 NECC) | The Husson University Eagles 7-7 (4-1 NECC)

 

GAME SUMMARY

Tied 1-1 headed for the fourth quarter, Eagles freshman Adelle Foss (Farmington, Maine) notched her first career game-winning goal just over three minutes into the final period.

A defensive zone turnover by the Hawks created the opportunity for Foss and the Eagles at 48:08. Eagles freshman Victoria Friend (Detroit, Maine) received a pass near the left post of the Hawks goal. Friend shoveled a one-time pass to the front of the goal toward Foss and on a diving shot, Foss gave Husson a 2-1 lead with her sixth goal of the season.

Husson trailed 1-0 at the half but struck early in the third quarter to tie the match.

Friend has her hand in the game-tying goal at 33:34, firing a shot from close range that was deflected into the Becker goal by freshman Caroline Johnson (Lewiston, Maine) for her sixth goal of the season, tying the game at 1-1.

Becker held the lead starting in the middle of the first quarter on a goal by senior Lauren Niemann (Bay Shore, N.Y.).

Off a penalty corner, the ball made its way to junior Abigail Leahy (Charlton, Mass.), who fired a shot on goal that was deflected by Niemann for her second goal of the season at 8:46.

 

FOR THE HAWKS

  • Leahy grabbed her second assist of the season on the Hawks first quarter tally.
  • Sophomore Baileigh Griese (Woodstock, N.Y.) made five saves for the Hawks but drops to 6-11 with the loss.

 

FOR THE EAGLES

  • For Friend, it's her second multi-point game of the season and the first time in her career with a two-assist game.
  • Freshman Kimmie Goddard (Westbrook, Maine) earned the win in goal for Husson and improves to 7-6 this year.

 

UP NEXT

The Hawks return to play on Tuesday with an NECC match at Elms at 7:00 p.m. The winner of that game clinches the final spot in the NECC Field Hockey Postseason. The Eagles have a quick turnaround as they host Manhattanville tomorrow at noon.