NEW LONDON, Conn. – Senior Jamie Navoni (Northborough, Mass.) scored once in each half to help propel the Connecticut College field hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Worcester State on Saturday afternoon at Silfen Field.
Navoni opened the scoring at the 6:07 of the contest when she received a pass from freshman Meghan Gazard (Ashland, Mass.) and finished with a shot that made it past Lancer goalie Jess Hopkins. Worcester State knotted the score early in the second half on a Katelyn Santos strike in the 41st minute, but the Camels quickly shook it off.
Less than four minutes after the Lancers knotted the score, the Camels went ahead for good by capitalizing on a penalty corner. Sophomore Abby King (Canton, Mass.) sent a ball in that was stick-stopped by senior Cara McConaughey (Scituate, Mass,) and fired home by sophomore Caroline Ferro (Wilton, Conn.). Navoni then added an insurance marker in the 69th minute to put the game away.
Freshman Jackie Mountford (Sherborn, Mass.) was credited with the win without having to make a save for Connecticut College, which outshot its opponent by a lopsided 19-4 margin and had a 9-3 advantage in penalty corners. Hopkins of Worcester State (2-3) suffered the loss despite turning away 10 shots.
Connecticut College (2-2) next visits WPI on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.