BEVERLY, Mass. - The Endicott field hockey team welcomed No. 19 Amherst to North Field on Thursday evening and were ultimately handed a tough 3-1 loss by the Mammoths.
Amherst took an early 1-0 lead at the 9:48 mark when Natalie Hobbs (Wilmington, Del.) ran the ball into the circle and took a hard shot that found the back of the net.
The Gulls responded less than ten minutes later when they capitalized on a corner opportunity. Maggie O'Reilly (Cheshire, Conn.) sent a pass to the front of the goal where Cameron Molinare (Simsbury, Conn.) was waiting to sweep the ball past the Mammoth netminder.
With less than one minute remaining in the first half, Emery Sorvino (New Vernon, N.J.) collected her own rebound to score her second goal of the season and give Amherst a 2-1 edge heading into halftime.
Both teams continued to battle throughout the second half as Endicott looked for the tying goal.
At the 53:36 mark, Franny Daniels (Essex, Conn.) secured the 3-1 victory for the Mammoths with a tally on a rebounded shot.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Taylor Farrin (Danvers, Mass.) recorded a season-high 13 saves, including an impressive save on a penalty stroke.
- Katie Savage (Amston, Conn.) made five saves in net to preserve the win for Amherst.
- The Mammoths held a 21-8 shot advantage throughout the contest.
- Kristen McCarthy (Danvers, Mass.) led the Endicott offense with three shots, while Lauren Whitney (Poway, Calif.) was close behind with two.
Endicott (6-2, 3-0 CCC) hosts Salve Regina on Saturday, September 22 for a 1 PM conference matchup. No. 19 Amherst (2-2, 0-2 NESCAC) hosts No. 12 Wiliams at 11 AM on Saturday, September 22.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)