-Score: Anna Maria College 3, Elms College 2
-Records: Anna Maria College (3-7), Elms (2-7)
-Location: Paxton, Mass. (AMCAT Field)
- The Lead: The Anna Maria College field hockey team snapped a six-game losing streak Thursday evening with a 3-2 non-conference victory over Elms College. Freshman Chayna Bingham-Hendricks (Mashpee, Mass.) broke a 2-2 tie with her first goal of the season on a penalty stroke with 13:37 remaining in the second half.
How It Happened:
-In an evenly matched first half, Elms freshman Carissa Ramirez (San Diego, Calif.) scored the only goal in the 11th minute, with an assist from sophomore Madison Gabel (Agawam, Mass.). Elms had a 5-3 advantage in shot in the first 35 minutes.
-Anna Maria tied the game just 1:40 after the break as sophomore Lauren Lapierre (Worcester, Mass.) tallied her second goal of the season, with an assist from senior Nicole Denver (Springfield, Mass.)
-The AMCATS took their first lead of the night in the 48th minute when Denver converted a goal from sophomore Allyson Shaw (Holden, Mass.), Denver's team-leading seventh goal of the season.
-The Blazers came back to tie the score at 2-2 eight minutes later when junior Madison Messier (Warren, Mass.) tallied an unassisted marker, her team-high fourth goal of the season.
-Less than a minute later, Bingham-Hendricks was awarded a penalty stroke, and she roofed her shot, giving the goalkeeper no shot at stopping it, and that proved to be the game-winner.
Inside the Numbers
-Anna Maria had an 8-3 advantage in shots in the second half, and finished with an 11-8 margin.
-Elms had more penalty corners by a 6-3 count.
-Junior Danielle Huston (Spencer, Mass.) earned the win (2-1) in goal for the AMCATS, making four saves. Junior Jillian Lapponese (Enfield, Conn.) stopped eight shots in the setback for the Blazers.
The AMCATS are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 30, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match-up at Simmons College (11:00 a.m.) The Blazers play again on Sunday, Oct. 1, in a non-conference game at Salve Regina University (1 p.m.)
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