Four Different Black Bears Score In 4-2 Win Over Dartmouth
HANOVER, N.H. – The Black Bears field hockey team tallied its highest goal-output since its win against UMass-Lowell on Sept. 28, getting goals from four different players to beat Dartmouth, 4-2, in Hanover, N.H., Tuesday afternoon. The win improves Maine to 8-6 overall.
The freshman class gave the Black Bears a quick two-goal advantage in the game's first 10 minutes.
Sydney Veljacic was the first to get on the board as she cashed in on a penalty corner. Off the insert Becca Paradee provided the stop while Annabelle Hamilton fed it over to Veljacic. The goal was her fourth of the season.
Stewart made it 3-0 to open up the second half at the 42 minute mark, taking a pass from Veljacic and netting her seventh goal of the year.
Dartmouth mounted a comeback shortly thereafter posting back-to-back goals in a three-minute span beginning in the 44th minute.
First for the Big Green was Olivia Quaglia punching it past Sydney Kolysher for squad's first marker. Next was Eliza Becker bringing Dartmouth within one of the Maine lead. Quaglia recorded the assist on the play.
Maine outshot the Big Green, 20-14 and held the edge in penalty corners 11-7.
Kolysher made her first start of the year making five saves on seven shots on goal. Meanwhile Ellen Meyer made six saves on 10 shots on goal in the losing effort.
The Black Bears will now prepare for a weekend slate that includes matchups against conference foe, Fairifield on Saturday and Ivy League opponent, Yale on Sunday. Game times are 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.