Field Hockey Downed by Stonehill, 3-0, in Northeast-10 Championship Quarterfinal
Ravens finish above .500 for second time in program history
The 2011 Ravens recorded the highest Northeast-10 finish in program history.
RINDGE, N.H. (October 26, 2011) – The third-seeded Franklin Pierce University field hockey team saw its season draw to a close on Wednesday night, as the Ravens fell, 3-0, to sixth-seeded Stonehill in the quarterfinal round of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship at Sodexo Field. Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Davis tallied a goal and an assist in the win for Stonehill.
With the loss, Franklin Pierce concludes its season at 10-9, finishing above .500 for the second time in program history, and the first since 2000. With the win, Stonehill improves to 10-9 and will face second-seeded Massachusetts Lowell in the semifinal round.
Junior forward Chelsea Fizell put home the only goal Stonehill would need with 12:52 to play in the first half. Senior forward Kathryn Nelson took a shot from the top of the circle, that Fizell redirected from near the penalty spot to put home her fourth goal of the season.
Sophomore midfielder Devin Ingersoll made it 2-0 Skyhawks just 9:11 into the second half, when she took a feed from Davis off a penalty corner and scored her third goal of the season from the left side. Davis capped the scoring herself with 7:17 to play in the contest, as Nelson found her amidst a scramble in front of the cage, and Davis notched her second goal of the season.
Senior goalkeeper Brittany Nyzio (Attleboro, Mass.) made two saves against three shots on her cage and suffered the loss (9-7) in front of the net for Franklin Pierce. Junior Kaitlyn Curtis stopped both shots she faced to post her second shutout of the season and pick up the win (4-3) between the pipes for Stonehill.
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