NEW LONDON, Conn--Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) knocked in on a loose ball in a scramble as time expired to lift the Connecticut College field hockey team to a 3-2 victory against Wesleyan on a rainy night in New London.
Paiva scored two goals in the game and has accounted for 16 goals, four assists and 36 points in her first two seasons as a power forward for the Camels.
It was a great finish to the season for Head Coach Chrissy Needham's Camels, who won four out of their last five games. Connecticut College closes out the season 5-10 with a 2-8 mark in the NESCAC. But the Camels were 5-3 against unranked opponents.
Carly Ozarowski (pictured with her family and coaches, Princeton, N.J.) provided solid defensive play in her final start in the backfield.
Junior tri-captain Ryley Van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) made three saves for the hosts.
Wesleyan University fell to 4-11 and moved to 2-8 in NESCAC action.
Lauren Yue (Guilford, Conn.) and Hannah Plappert (Newtown, Pa.) supplied scores for the visitors. Plappert closes out the regular season with a team-best 21 points on eight goals and five assists while Yue finished second on the squad with nine points this fall.
Sam Grundy (Montpelier, Vt.) finished with 12 saves in the setback.