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Field Hockey Cruises Past Endicott, 4-1, In Zenaty Invitational

SC 4, Endicott 1

WNEC 3, Eastern Connecticut 2

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 4, 2004 - Junior midfielder Sarah Brooker (Auburn, Maine) paced Springfield College with two goals as the Pride defeated Endicott College, 4-1, in the opening match of Zenaty Field Hockey Invitational this afternoon at SC’s Benedum Field.

First-year head coach Melissa Rogers, a native of Southwick, Mass.,and an All-American as a player at SC, picked up her first career win. SC will take on Western New England College in the championship match on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Pride looks to win its eighth-straight Zenaty Invitational championship.

After a scoreless first half, freshman forward Brittany Veazie (Dexter, Maine) recorded her first career goal 12 minutes into the second half. She later added an assist. Junior midfielder Meghan Bascetta (Granby, Conn.) chipped in with three assists. Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Pardue (Houston, Texas), who only allowed one goal and registered six saves, was the foundation of an SC defense that limited Endicott to just nine shots.

Sophomore midfielder Lyndsay Woods scored the lone goal for the Power Gulls.

WNEC 3, Eastern Connecticut 2
Senior midfielder Amanda Graff tallied the game-winner as Western New England College defeated Eastern Connecticut, 3-2, in the second game of the afternoon.

Graff’s decisive goal came with :52 left in the first half off a feed from sophomore midfielder Stephanie Gildart. Junior forward Alyssa Katz had two assists for the Golden Bears, and freshman forward Bridget Bates and sophomore forward Allison Jamison added goals.

For Eastern Connecticut, senior midfielder Mo Deegan scored two goals. The Warriors will play Endicott in the consolation game at 11 a.m.

Zenaty Field Hockey Invitational (Springfield College)

Saturday, Sept. 4
Springfield 4, Endicott 1
Western New England 3, Eastern Conn. 2
Sunday, Sept. 5
Consolation: 11:00 a.m., Eastern Connecticut vs. Endicott
Championship: 1 p.m., Springfield vs. Western New England
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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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