Sept. 18, 2009
PLYMOUTH, NH-Junior midfielder Jacke Anderson's (Medway, MA/Medway HS) goal early in the second half broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over host Plymouth State in a Little East Conference match at Panther Field Friday afternoon.
Anderson's unassisted goal at the 40:15 mark capped a UMD comeback. Junior forward Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS/Quinnipiac) had tied the score with 8:15 remaining in the first half when she fired a shot into the corner of the net. Kristina Conroy gave PSU a 1-0 lead a minute and 33 seconds before Kinchla's goal when she scored unassisted at the 25:12 mark.
"We knew how important this game was, and everyone stepped up and left everything on the field," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "We knew we were playing one of the best teams in the conference, and I told the team it was going to come down to one goal, and it did. This game has been our main focus since the Bridgewater game last Saturday. We had a few people who were sick, and we had to use our depth, and Jacke came in so prepared after the summer and she scored the winning goal."
UMD out shot Plymouth State, 16-0. Panther goalkeeper Elyse Sedgley made seven saves, while the Corsairs' senior goalkeeper, Seana Golden (Somerset, MA/Bishop Stang HS), was credited with two.
UMass Dartmouth improved to 3-3 with the victory, while PSU dropped to 4-1 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Tufts next Wednesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY