Sept. 11, 2009

Courtesy of Stonehill

EASTON, Mass. (September 10, 2009) – Stonehill College, ranked fourth in this week’s Kookaburra/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II poll, posted a 2-1 victory over 3rd-ranked University of Massachusetts Lowell in non-conference field hockey action at W.B. Mason Stadium tonight.

Junior Courtney Foley (Wakefield, Mass./Wakefield Memorial) played a role in both Stonehill goals, recording a goal and assist on the night. Senior All-American Jackie Ladino (North Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth) also collected a goal with the match-winner in the second half.

Senior Jaci Moulton (Baldwinville, Mass./Narragansett) scored the lone goal for UMass Lowell.

Junior goalkeeper Courtney Osier (South Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth) preserved the win in goal for Stonehill with four saves. Junior Amy Carbon (Bellingham, Mass./Bellingham) posted three saves in goal for UMass Lowell, which finished with a 10-6 edge in shots for the match.

Ladino provided the difference 14:14 into the second half when she took a pass from Foley after a penalty corner and slotted her team-leading seventh goal of the season inside the left post from four yards out. The goal is the 26th of her career – good for fifth in program history.

UMass Lowell had two good scoring chances as the clock was winding down to force overtime. Osier charged off the goal line and stopped a point-blank shot from junior Sammy Macy (Tewksbury, Mass./Tewksbury) with 7:10 to play. The River Hawks were awarded a penalty corner in the final minute, but were unable to get a shot off and Stonehill gained possession to run the clock out.

Stonehill opened the scoring 13:08 into the contest when Foley took a pass from the top of the arc from senior Stephanie Kott (Rutland, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) following a penalty corner and fired the ball past Carbon from the upper left hand side of the arc for her third goal of the season.

UMass Lowell knotted the score 10:19 before halftime as Moulton took a pass from sophomore Annie Hansbury (Plaistow, N.H./Timberland Regional) and scored her fifth goal of the year with a high shot from just inside the top of the circle.

Stonehill (4-2, 0-0 NE-10) is back in action on Saturday when it visits Saint Anselm College for a non-conference clash at 2 p.m. The Skyhawks return home next Wednesday to host Southern Connecticut State University at 7 p.m. UMass Lowell (5-1, 0-0 NE-10) hosts American International College for its Northeast-10 opener on Saturday at 1 p.m.

#4 Stonehill 2, #3 UMass Lowell 1

Goals by period       1  2  Tot
UMass Lowell........  1  0 -  1
Stonehill College...  1  1 -  2

1.  13:08 STO Courtney Foley (3) (Stephanie Kott)
2.  24:41 UML Jaci Moulton (5) (Annie Hansbury)
3.  49:14 STO Jackie Ladino (7) (Courtney Foley)

Shots: UMass Lowell 10, Stonehill 6

Saves: UMass Lowell 3 (Amy Carbon 3), Stonehill 4 (Courtney Osier 4)