NAC East Field Hockey Weekly Honors (Week Ending October 16)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Elizabeth Terry, Husson
(Sr., F - Lebanon, Maine)
Terry had her best week with the Eagles as they claimed two wins over Clark and conference opponent New England College. In a 4-2 win against Clark, the senior netted a much needed insurance goal at 23:48 to put Husson up 3-1. In a 4-0 win against NEC, Terry tallied the first goal of the game, which ended up being the game winner.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kaitlin Dolloff, Husson
(Sr., GK - Richmond, R.I.)
Dolloff tallied another win on the season in a 4-0 win over New England College. The senior recorded a one-save shutout to help lead the Eagles to victory.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Alie Jones, Colby-Sawyer
(Fr., F - Cape Neddick, Maine)
Jones scored twice in a pivotal 5-3 NAC East victory over Castleton. The rookie put her team up 2-1 and then scored the last goal of the game at 61:59 to secure the victory. Jones leads the Chargers with 13 goals this season.
AROUND THE NAC EAST
Castleton went 1-1 on the week. The Spartans earned a 5-0 shutout win over Wells on Tuesday, before suffering a 5-3 setback against Colby-Sawyer in NAC East Competition on Saturday. In each game, Castleton's leading scorer tallied five points. Sarah Wells recorded two goals and an assist in the win over Wells, while Emily Lowell notched two goals and an assist in the loss to Colby-Sawyer. Overall, Lowell led the offense with seven points on the week. Meeghan Doris went 1-1 on the week, recording her second shutout of the season and tallying five total saves.
Colby-Sawyer won its lone game of last week. The Chargers celebrated senior day with an important 5-3 victory over Castleton. Senior Erika Leach scored the game-winning goal, while senior Allyse Mullen added two assists in the win. Colby-Sawyer will step out of conference play on Wednesday for a home game with Mount Ida before hosting Husson on Saturday in a regular season finale.
UMaine-Farmington went 1-1 this week. On Wednesday, the Beavers played home against GNAC rival Saint Joseph's and dropped an evenly contested contest 2-0. On Saturday they knocked off Thomas 2-0 to up their record to 3-1 in NAC play. Carly Raymond and Emmah Spahr both registered goals in the win and Patty Smith recorded her third shutout of the season. This week UMF will travel to Colby on Wednesday and then end the season with two road games this weekend, Saturday at New England College and Sunday vs. Southern Maine.
Husson took a 4-0 win against New England College and a 4-2 win against Clark University.
New England College finished the week 1-1, including a win over Wells on Monday and a loss to Husson on Saturday. Scoring in a 2-1 win over Wells on Monday was Abigail Arsenault and Kayla Donahue. Seeing the bulk of the time in net for NEC was Michaela Clark who totaled 19 saves in 127 minutes of work.
Thomas dropped the teams only match of the weekend in a 2-0 shutout loss to the University of Maine at Farmington on Saturday as part of the Terriers' homecoming weekend. Goalkeeper Abbie Charrier stopped 12 shots throughout the game, while sophomore Tiffany Weeks made two defensive saves. The Terriers will play host to non-conference opponent Plymouth State on Wednesday, October 19, in a 6:00 p.m. contest at Bernatchez Field.
**Beginning with the 2016 season, the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has partnered with the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in the sport of field hockey. Three NEAC full members, Keuka College, Wells College and Wilson College, will compete as associate members of the NAC. Members from each conference will be divided into an East (NAC) and West (NEAC) Division, with each division holding a championship and the two divisional champions then facing off to determine the conference champion. The conference crossover winner will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships. For the full NAC Field Hockey Expansion release, please click HERE.