PAXTON, Mass. - Senior Emily Asack (Stoughton, Mass.) scored a pair of goals to lead the Wheaton College field hockey team to a 5-2 win at Anna Maria College in non-conference field hockey action Sunday afternoon at AMCAT Field.
Sophomore Emily Chick (Bangor, Maine/Bangor) added a goal and an assist for the Lyons, who improved to 6-5 on the season. The loss drops the AMCats to 4-7.
Senior Aliza Underhill (Corinth, Maine/Central) opened the scoring at 19:46 when she converted a penalty corner with a blast from the top of the circle. Sophomore Jenna Rocha (Rehoboth, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth Regional) had the initial pass out of the corner and picked up the assist.
The AMCats tied the game at one on junior Mary McClune's (Worcester, Mass./Burncoat) seventh goal of the season at 20:46. Junior Brooke Denver (New Britain, Conn./NW Catholic) fed a pass to a streaking McClune down the left wing, and McClune buried the ball past Wheaton sophomore goalkeeper Ellie Massengill (Amherst, Mass./Amherst).
Wheaton answered back with a pair of goals to take a 3-1 lead into the break. Asack notched her ninth goal of the season off a scramble in front of the net at 30:25, followed by an unassisted tally from senior Emily Arena (Northfield, Mass./Northfield Mount Hermon School) with 1:12 left in the opening stanza.
The AMCATS cut the Wheaton lead to 3-2 early in the second half on senior Katie Schebel's (Ludlow, Mass./Agawam) first goal of the season. On the AMCATS first corner of the day, freshman Katherine Bant (Johnstown, N.Y./Johnstown) fed a soft pass to Schebel just inside the circle, and Schebel one-timed a shot past Massengill.
Wheaton responded with goals from junior Gillian Mann (Burlington, Vt./Williston Northampton School) at 49:35 and another from Chick at 58:55 to cap the scoring.
Massengill finished with two saves to move to 5-5 on the season while freshman Marita Steinmetz (Grafton, Mass./Grafton) recorded eight for the AMCats. Wheaton held a 20-4 edge in both shots and penalty corners.
The Lyons return to action on Saturday when they travel to MIT for a 1 p.m. contest. The AMCATS host NECC rival Wheelock College Saturday at 10:00 a.m.