WORCESTER, Mass. – The Connecticut College field hockey team dropped a non-conference game on the road to WPI by a 2-1 score on Wednesday evening at Alumni Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, WPI (6-0) was able to capitalize on two penalty corners over the last 35 minutes to come away with the win. Angie Ferro opened the scoring with a quick shot that came from Bridget Sullivan in the 49th minute, and Sullivan finished a pass from Abby O'Sullivan in the 63rd minute.
Connecticut College got on the board in the 57th minute when junior Sophie Pollinger took a cross from senior Jamie Navoni (Northborough, Mass.) and lined a shot to the back of the cage, but it wouldn't be enough. Engineer defender Jackie Cardin made a defensive save on a shot attempt by sophomore Abby King (Canton, Mass.), and freshman Meghan Gazard (Ashland, Mass.) had a golden opportunity to net the equalizer that unfortunately clanked off the post in the final minutes.
Karen Mushrall picked up the victory for WPI by making five stops in the cage. Freshman Jackie Mountford (Sherborn, Mass.) was charged with the loss without recording a save. The Camels outshot the Engineers, 15-11, and had a 6-3 advantage in penalty corners.
Connecticut College (2-3) will regroup and prepare to face two NESCAC opponents in as many days over the weekend. The Camels will first travel to face No. 14 Hamilton on Saturday at noon.