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Field Hockey Tops WNEC In Shootout; Will Face Hartwick In SC Invitational Championship

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 7, 2002 – Springfield College junior Maylese Leyva (Harwich, Mass.) and sophomore Kim Stevens (Knox, Maine) scored one goal each as the Pride outlasted Western New England College, 3-2, in a shootout in the opening match of the SC Field Hockey Invitational at Benedum Field this afternoon.

The Pride advances to Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. championship match against Hartwick, which was a 4-2 winner over Eastern Connecticut. The consolation match will be played at 11 a.m.

Junior Chelsey Perham (Walpole, Mass.) put the Golden Bears in front 1-0 at 26:12 of the first half. SC answered at 25:52 of the second half when Stevens scored on a penalty shot. Leyva gave SC a 2-1 lead on a goal at 19:36. WNEC sent the game into overtime on a goal by junior Nicole DeRosa (Utica, N.Y.).

The teams battled through two scoreless overtime periods before the match was decided in a shootout, where the Pride outscored WNEC, 3-1.

Scoring Summary:
WNEC (1-1) -1- 1- 0- 0 - 2
Springfield (1-0) 0 -2 -0 -0 - 2
(Springfield wins shootout, 3-1)

1st Half: WNEC-Chelsey Perham (unassisted), 26:12
2ND Half: SC-Kim Stevens (penalty shot), 25:42; SC- Maylese Leyva (Jen Durgin, Lydia Grant), 19:36; WNEC-Nicole
Derosa (unassisted), 17:45
Saves: WNEC- Jillian Brown (24); SC-Lindsay Pardue (0)

Hartwick 4, Eastern Connecticut 2
Hartwick junior forward Tara Wilkes (Greene, N.Y.) scored two goals in a 1:43 span in the
first half to lead the Hawks to the 5-1 win over Eastern Connecticut State and their fourth-straight
appearance in the SC Invitational final.

Scoring Summary:
E. Conn. (0-1) -0- 1 - 1
Hartwick (1-0) -2- 3 - 5

1st Half: HC-Tara Wilkes (Ann Fidler) 20:23; HC-Wilkes (Josie Moore) 18:40;
2ND Half: HC-Moore (unassisted) 32:54; HC-Cassandra Holleran (Fidler) 12:37; ECSU-Sharon Kilpatrick (unassisted)
5:12; HC-Laura Reif (unassisted) 3:42.
Saves: HC-Megan Davis (56:07) 1, Jen Munch (13:53) 3 (1 GA); ECSU-Jen Makwana, 11.

SC Invitational, Sunday, Sept. 7 (Springfield College)
Consolation- 11 a.m.-WNEC vs. Eastern Connecticut
Championship-1 p.m.- Springfield Colelge vs. Hartwick
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