Connecticut College 1, ECSU 0 Pollinger & Peterson Connect on Game-Winner for Camels

Connecticut College 1, ECSU 0 Pollinger & Peterson Connect on Game-Winner for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Sophie Pollinger (Summit, N.J.) scored with 7:57 remaining in regulation to lift the Connecticut College field hockey team to its third consecutive victory in a 1-0 triumph against Eastern Connecticut State University Wednesday night.

Sophomore Gabby Peterson (Worcester, Mass.) helped set up the difference making marker for the Camels, who enjoyed a 16-to-2 advantage in shots and a 13-1 edge in penalty corners. 

Senior Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) made one save in each half to earn her third shutout of the season.  Samantha Scavo (Redding, Conn.) was brilliant in defeat, finishing with 11 stops for the Warriors.

The Camels improved their record to 4-9 with the win while the Warriors fell to 6-8 with the loss. 

Connecticut College pressured the cage all night long. With 27:06 remaining, Peterson went to her backhand for a shot that was saved by Scavo. Later on with 24:55 remaining, Scavo came all the way out to the top of the circle to break up a 1-on-1 situation and make a save on a shot from Hannah Falvey (Hingham, Mass.).  Enya McGarry (Woodstock, Md.) had another terrific scoring bid when she unloaded with a rocket of a shot from the left side of the circle on a corner but once again, Scavo was able to close the pads for the stop.

But in the closing moments with 7:57 to go, the Camels were able to finally break through on a corner.  Peterson fired a shot that was saved but Pollinger stuffed home the rebound to put the hosts on top for good. 

Navoni Honored on Synapse Sports Weekly Honor Roll

Connecticut College sophomore Jamie Navoni of Natick, Mass. has been named to the Synapse Sports Weekly Honor Roll. Navoni scored goals against Wellesley and then ranked #5 Tufts to lead the Camels in a perfect 2-0 week. 

"I am very proud of Jamie for receiving honorable mention from Synapse Sports for her contributions in our two wins last week," Connecticut College Head Field Hockey Coach Chrissy Needham said. "She is a consistent catalyst for our attack and her game-winning goal versus Tufts was a deserving reward for the effort and heart she plays with each and every game."

The Camels will visit Bowdoin College Saturday morning for an 11:00 a.m. NESCAC game in Brunswick, Maine.