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Connecticut College 4, ECSU 1 Halsted & Rakovic Lead Camels to Victory in Final Home Game

Connecticut College 4, ECSU 1  Halsted & Rakovic Lead Camels to Victory in Final Home Game

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College field hockey team scored twice in each half en route to a 4-1 victory against Eastern Connecticut State University in a non-conference game played in New London Wednesday.

Senior Maggie Rakovic (Narragansett, R.I.) scored a second half goal while classmate and fellow captain Heidi Halsted (Mill Valley, Calif.) assisted on the difference making marker.

Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) scored twice for the winning side.  Junior Jillian Dahrooge (Charlton, Mass.) contributed with a first half marker for the hosts.

Eastern Connecticut State University junior forward Hannah Keiser (Danbury, Conn.) supplied a first half goal for the Warriors.

Samantha Scavo (Redding, Conn.) made two saves in the opening half of action while Maddie LaRusso (Enfield, Conn.) contributed with nine stops in relief duty.

Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) made one save in the win for Connecticut College.

The Camels improved their record to 5-7 with the victory while the Warriors fell to 6-7 with the setback.

Keiser put the Warriors on top when she buried a shot from the center of the circle with 20:50 remaining in the first stanza.  

But the Camels countered by scoring the next two goals before the intermission. With 16:52 left, the Camels cashed in one of their 11 corners in the contest. Halsted delivered the insertion pass to Dahrooge, who buried the shot from the top of the circle. Then, with 2:23 to play, Paiva put the Camels on top for good when she scored on a cross from Bryn MacGillivray (Westwood, Mass.) to make it a 2-1 game at the intermission.

Rakovic opened things up when she scored 4:02 into the second stanza. Cheyanne Asplundh (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) assisted with the entry cross from the right side.  Paiva closed out the scoring with her seventh goal of the season with 4:58 remaining.

The Camels had more than enough to hold on for the 4-1 victory.

Connecticut College held a convincing 11-to-1 edge on corners while enjoying a 16-to-2 edge in shots.