Helmreich Hat Trick Boosts Field Hockey Over Johnson and Wales

Helmreich Hat Trick Boosts Field Hockey Over Johnson and Wales

SCORE: Wheaton 6 - JWU (Providence) 1

RECORDS: Wheaton (4-3, 1-1 NEWMAC) - JWU (1-6, 0-2 GNAC)

LOCATION: Providence, R.I. (Scott's Miracle Gro)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton College field hockey team's offense came alive in a 6-1 win over their host, Johnson and Wales University Providence this evening. The Lyons improve to 4-3 overall before taking on Husson this Friday night, while the Wildcats drop to 1-6. 
  • Junior forward Liz Helmreich scored the first three goals of the second half for a hat trick to lift the Lyons' advantage from one goal to four by the 43rd minute. 
  • Michelle Connolly put Wheaton on the board first, 12:23 minutes into the game, after dumping in a rebound for a 1-0 advantage. Hannah Arkin chipped in for another goal in the same fashion, this time just 27 seconds later. 
  • Natalie Rivas of JWU cut the Wildcat deficit in half in the 21st minute of the game with an unassisted goal to close the half. 
  • After Helmreich's three markers in the second, the Wheaton offense continued to drive, adding another goal at 47:43 as Arkin found Connolly to end the outing, 6-1. 
  • Greta Reilly earned the win with 7 saves in 46:43, while Morgan Karnes anchored the defense over the remaining 23:17 with three stops and no goals against. 
  • Claire Nolan takes the loss, allowing 4 goals and turning away four. Grace Pendergast also came away with a .500 save percentage this evening with 2 saves and 2 goals against. 

THE BASICS:

  • Shots: Wheaton 25 - JWU 15
  • Penalty Corners: Wheaton 7 - JWU 5
  • Saves: Wheaton 10 - JWU 6

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to Nordin Field this Friday night, as they host the Eagles of Husson College for a nonconference matchup at 7:00 p.m.  VIDEO / LIVE STATS