Second Half Defense Stands Tall for Field Hockey with 2-1 Victory over Becker

Second Half Defense Stands Tall for Field Hockey with 2-1 Victory over Becker

LEICESTER, Mass. - The Sewanee field hockey team opened its trip to the Boston area with a 2-1 victory over Becker Friday night.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (2-1) 3, Becker (2-2) 1
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee did not take long to get on the board. In the eighth minute, Ceara Caffrey found Hannah Tompkins' pass for her seventh goal of the season.

-In the 25th minute, the Tigers struck the back of the cage again off the stick of Milly Etheridge's sixth goal of the year.

-The Hawks would trim the lead back down to one goal late in the first half. At the 31st minute, Katherine Bernier netted her second goal of the year.

-Defense was the name of the second half. Despite Becker taking six shots to Sewanee's five, the Tigers held strong and did not allow the equalizing goal.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Ceara Caffrey recorded one of the goals on eight shots, five on goal.

-Milly Etheridge also added a goal on five shots, four on goal, for the Tigers.

-Abbie Wrather posted a defensive save in the contest.

-Kadie Hicks (3-1) saved seven shots in full time for Sewanee.

BECKER KEY STATISTICS
-Katherine Bernier netted the lone goal on three shots for the Hawks.

-Victoria Pilpel (0-1) saved six shots in the first half.

UP NEXT
The Tigers wrap up the weekend trip in the northeast Saturday at Elms.

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