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Svetek Hat-Trick Leads Field Hockey to Win at Holy Cross
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Cassidy Svetek (Burlington, Ontario) tallied a hat-trick and the Black Bears would add three more goals as the University of Maine Field Hockey team downed Holy Cross by a score of 6-0 on Saturday afternoon. Annabelle Hamilton (North Vancouver, British Columbia), Zoe Adkins (Coquitlam, British Columbia) and Hannah Keating (York, Maine) each added goals for Maine who moves to 4-4 on the season with its third-straight victory.
Hamilton started the scoring for the Black Bears as she tallied her fourth goal of the season, and her third in as many games, to give Maine the early 1-0 advantage. The sophomore midfielder was able to find the back of the cage 8:35 into the contest when she controlled a rebound off an original penalty corner shot and deposited the ball into the cage.
Svetek would tally the next three goals for the Black Bears to build the Maine lead to 4-0 at the half. The freshman's first goal of the day would come off a rebound from about five yards out. Svetek was in perfect position on her next two goals as each would also come off rebounds.
Maine would waste no time getting back on the attack as Adkins recorded her third goal of the season just 2:45 into the second half. The captain battled in front of the cage and was able to take control of a loose ball and flick a shot past the Holy Cross keeper for Maine's fifth goal of the afternoon.
Keating and Abbey Gutowski (Conway, N.H.) hooked up for Maine's sixth and final goal of the afternoon. Gutowski would control the ball in the Crusader zone and was able to find Keating who fired a shot from seven yards out which beat Holy Cross goalkeeper Kelly Sotsky. The Black Bears would hold on the rest of the way for the 6-0 victory and their frist shutout of the year.
Maine goalkeeper Alicia Frisch (Calgary, Alberta) improves to 4-1 on the season after making four saves in the cage for Maine.
The Black Bears dominated for the full 70-minutes as they held a 20-6 advantage on shots and an 8-3 edge on penalty corners.
Maine returns to action on tomorrow as it meets Pacific in a neutral site contest hosted by the University of New Hampshire. Game time is scheduled for 12 p.m.