WORCESTER, Mass. - Three different members of the Wheaton College field hockey team scored Saturday afternoon in the Lyons 3-1 win over WPI in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at Alumni Stadium.
The game was a part of the "NEWMAC field hockey coaches Play 4 the Cure" initiative promoting breast cancer awareness. Donations can be made HERE.
Wheaton's (7-8; 2-5 NEWMAC) Kelsey Buckley put the Lyons on the board first, after knocking home a rebound that followed an Engineer defensive save 20 minutes into the contest.
Junior Hannah Southard added what would prove to be the game-winning goal in the 43rd minute with help from Katie Peters. WPI cut the deficit to one just five minutes later with a goal from Carly Cidado.
Wheaton goalkeeper Riley Thompson came up with three saves, while Karen Noble of WPI made 10 saves.
The Lyons held a 20-4 shot advantage with WPI failing to get a shot off until the second half on Cidado's goal. The Engineers held an 8-7 advantage in penalty corners.
Wheaton returns to the field on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. on Diane Nordin '80 Field against Bridgewater State.