Field Hockey Downs Anna Maria, 5-1

Field Hockey Downs Anna Maria, 5-1

Wolters stops 11 shots in victory for the Lyons in win No. 300 for the field hockey program (on record)


NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College field hockey team received goals from five different scorers to produce a 5-1 non-conference victory over Anna Maria College on Tuesday night at Nordin Field.

Wheaton senior co-captain Tracy McCann (Westerly, R.I./Lincoln School) opened up the scoring for the Blue and White at the 9:09 mark as she finished a pass from sophomore Amelia Gage (Lebanon, N.H./Lebanon) from the top of the circle for a 1-0 advantage. Gage followed with her own tally at 20:27, while Darci Bruce (Walpole, Mass./Walpole), Sarah McNicholas (Concord, Mass./Acton-Boxboro) and Kelsey Harris (Spencer, Mass./Worcester Academy) all found the back of the cage in the second half.

Anna Maria senior forward Nichole Lowe (Saugus, Mass./Saugus) scored the AMCATS lone goal at 26:47 on a beautiful feed by junior Kayla Lapierre (Worcester, Mass./South) from across the right side of the circle to cut the deficit in half at 2-1.

Before Wheaton's three-goal outburst in the second half, Lyons' senior goalkeeper Madison Wolters (Marstons Mills, Mass./Barnstable) was the difference for the hosts as she stopped 11 shots including nine in the second stanza. Anna Maria goalkeeper Mary Kate Breen (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) made nine saves in the loss.

The AMCATS held a 22-18 differential in shots, while Wheaton fashioned a 9-6 margin in penalty corners. Anna Maria junior midfielder Kylie Dalbec (Portland, Maine/Portland) led all student-athletes with 12 shots (eight on goal).

Wheaton (2-1) travels to Regis College on Friday for a non-conference matchup at 4 p.m. Anna Maria (1-1) hosts Eastern Connecticut State on Thursday at 4 p.m. The Lyons are now 4-0 in the all-time series against the AMCATS which dates back to 2011.

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