Field Hockey Escapes With 3-2 Win at Colby-Sawyer

Field Hockey Escapes With 3-2 Win at Colby-Sawyer

NEW LONDON, N.H. - The Wheaton College field hockey team earned a 3-2 win over host Colby-Sawyer College on Saturday afternoon.

The Lyons improve to 4-0 on the season, while the Chargers fall to 1-3 overall.

Wheaton controlled most of the first half, outshooting Colby-Sawyer 14-4. Senior Kelsey Harris put Wheaton ahead just four minutes into the contest after finishing a pass from Amelia Gage. Harris netted another goal later in the period, this time with help from Katie Peters.

With just 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Gage netted a goal of her own to put the Lyons ahead 3-0. Harris and Gage are now tied with a team-leading five goals this season.

Colby-Sawyer settled down in the second half, holding Wheaton scoreless, while scoring two goals of its own. The Chargers held a slim 5-4 edge in shots in the half.

The Chargers first goal came off a penalty stroke that was converted by Jordan Teixeira. Colby-Sawyer pulled within a goal with four minutes remaining in the contest courtesy of a goal by Brittany Grandbois.

Despite the late game effort by the Chargers, the Lyons had enough left in the tank to pull out the victory.

Sophomore Riley Thompson made four saves in the win for the Lyons.

Wheaton returns to action on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at Nordin Field against Lasell.

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