Svetek Strikes Twice As Maine Field Hockey Records First Win of the Season
Hempstead, N.Y., Sophomore Cassidy Svetek found the back of the cage twice as Maine Field Hockey rolled Hofstra, 5-2 in Hempstead, N.Y., Saturday afternoon. Four different Black Bears recorded goals on the afternoon as Maine improved to 1-3 overall while the Pride fell to 1-3.
Hofstra opened the scoring as Stella Schoen tallied her fifth goal of the year at the 9:57 mark, scoring off a pass from Jonel Boileau.
Maine responded right away as Svetek notched her second marker of the season as she netted a rebound to make it 1-1 at 12:11 into the game.
Marissa Shaw added the next UMaine goal, scoring late in the first half, tipping a shot by Annabelle Hamilton past goalkeeper Kaitlyn De Turo. With the marker Shaw has now scored in three of the Black Bears' four matches this season.
Maine opened up the scoring in the second half as Nicole Sevey broke through in the 44th minute to make it 3-1. Hamilton was credited with her second assist of the game on the goal.
Hofstra answered back in the 55th minute as Schoen tallied her second of the game and sixth of the season, as she took a shot off a penalty corner and it deflected off a Maine defender and in. With the marker the Pride trailed, 3-2.
Svetek put the game out of reach at the 58:33 mark, as Hannah Keating fed a pass across the cage mouth to Svetek who fired it home to make it 4-2.
Freshman, Sydney Veljacic recorded her first collegiate goal, as she capped scoring for both teams, finding the back of the cage at the 64:44 mark. She took a pass from Danielle Aviani, made a move around a Hofstra defender and then beat the goalkeeper, to make it 5-2.
Svetek's two-goal performance led the team in points (four) for Maine while Schoen sparked the Hofstra offense with a two-goal performance of her own.
Natasha Ford got her fourth start and second-straight full game as she records the first win of her career, making two saves on four shots on goal. De Turo recorded 13 saves on 18 shots on goal.
Maine peppered the Hofstra net, outshooting the Pride, 28-4. The Black Bears also dominated in the penalty corner category, being credited with 10, while Hofstra recorded three.
The Black Bears will conclude its five games in 10 days schedule tomorrow when it takes on Quinnipiac in Hamden, Conn. Game time is set for 12 p.m.