BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott field hockey team hosted Saint Joseph's College of Maine on Wednesday night for the first round of the NCAA Tournament and the Gulls came away with a 3-1 victory.
The Gulls continued to pressure offensively through the remainder of the first half and were rewarded with two goals from Addi Williams (Pittsfield, Maine) to extend the lead to 3-0.
Saint Joseph's came out of halftime looking to break the shutout and did just that less than four minutes into the frame. Emma Rutledge (Alfred, Maine) deflected a hard pass from Kylee Veilleux (Sabattus, Maine) to cut the deficit to 3-1.
With time winding down, the Gulls almost saw another tally but Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) made an impressive split save to stop the Endicott offense.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- This is the first NCAA Tournament win in program history for Endicott.
- The Gulls are now 12-3 all-time against the Monks.
- Endicott held a 22-10 shot advantage throughout the contest.
- Taylor Farrin (Danvers, Mass.) improved to 17-4 on the season with three saves.
- Baker dropped to 19-2 and recorded eight saves.
- Meghan Burke (Falmouth, Mass.) was credited with a defensive save.
Endicott (18-4) advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and will travel to Messiah on Saturday, Nov. 10. Saint Joseph's (19-2) sees the 2018 season come to an end with the loss.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)