PURCHASE, N.Y.—Heidi Halsted (Mill Valley, Calif.) scored a goal in each half to lead the visiting Connecticut College field hockey team to a 4-1 victory at Manhattanville College Sunday.
The youthful Camels improved their record to 4-9 with their third straight win. The Valiants fell to 5-12 with their seventh straight setback.
Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) put the Camels on top for good in the 11th minute of action when she re-directed Gabby Peterson's (Worcester, Mass.) hit to make it a 1-0 game. Navoni has scored four goals in a productive rookie season for Connecticut College.
With 13:44 remaining in the half, the Camels cashed in on a penalty corner to extend their lead. Junior Amanda Jacobsen (Stafford Springs, Conn.) connected with Halsted for a shot from the top of the circle that found the back of the cage.
The Valiants got one goal back with 6:30 remaining in the half when first year forward Nicole Fanelle (Burlington, N.J.) scored her sixth goal of the year and the Camels carried the 2-1 lead into the break.
The Valiants would not go away but the Camels were finally able to find some breathing room with 3:31 to go with timely execution on another penalty corner.
Sophomore Jacqueline Murphy (Danvers, Mass.) assisted Halsted for a goal from the right side of the circle to make it a 3-1 game.
Lauren Pianucci (Glen Gardner, N.J.) did not have to make a save in goal for the Camels.
Sophomore Kaitlin Halloran (Nesconset, N.Y.) made one save in the opening half of play for the hosts. Junior Meghan Hughes (Kintnersville, Pa.) made four stops in the second stanza for the Valiants.
The Camels enjoyed a 21-to-5 advantage in shots and held a 12-to-3 edged in penalty corners.
Connecticut College will host Bowdoin College Saturday for a 12:00 p.m. NESCAC game in New London.