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Field Hockey Downs Westfield, 2-1, In SC Invitational Tournament Opener

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 6, 2003 – Springfield College sophomore midfielder Sarah Brooker (Auburn, Maine) scored the game-winning goal with 11:33 left in the second half, to give the Pride a 2-1 win over Westfield State in the first round of the Springfield Invitational at Benedum Field.

Springfield will take on Hartwick in the final tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m.

The Owls got on the board first with a goal from senior forward Theresa Yackone (East Longmeadow, Mass.) with 1:38 remaining before halftime. SC responded quickly after the break when junior back Kim Stevens (Knox, Maine) scored off a penalty corner to tie the game 1-1 with 25:43 left in the game.

Westfield State junior goalkeeper Kendra Newell (Groveland, Mass.) made 12 saves.

Harwick 4, Endicott 1
In the second game, junior forward Kelly Cooman (Sherburne, N.Y.) scored three goals to lead Harwick College over Endicott, 4-1. Senior forward Heather Yerkie (Vernon, N.Y.) assisted all three of Cooman’s goals in the contest.

Sunday, Sept. 7
11:00 a.m. - Consolation - Westfield vs. Hartwick/Endicott
1:00 p.m. - Championshp - Springfield vs. Hartwick/Endicott
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Melissa Sharpe After nine years as head coach of the Pride, Melissa Sharpe has continued the tradition of winning on the field hockey turf, posting an impressive 130-68 record, good for a winning percentage of .656 at the helm of her alma mater. Read more.

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