NAC East Field Hockey Weekly Honors (Week Ending October 1)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Alie Jones, Colby-Sawyer
(So., F - Cape Neddick, Maine)
Jones led the Chargers with nine points on four goals and one assist in a 3-0 week. The sophomore began the week with a goal in a 3-0 win over Anna Maria. She followed with an assist in a 5-0 win over Rivier. Jones saved her best game for last, as she posted a hat trick to help the Chargers earn a 5-1 NAC East win over intrastate foe New England College.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Anne Marie Provencal, Husson
(Sr., GK - Skowhegan, Maine)
Provencal continued her strong play in the cage for the Eagles, turning aside ten shots in a 6-1 NAC East victory over Thomas. The senior currently leads the league with an .853 save percentage on the year.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Abby Ladd, Colby-Sawyer
(Fr., GK - Colchester, Vt.)
Ladd went 3-0 in the cage this past week, including a pair of shutouts and allowing just one goal. The rookie began the week with a pair of saves in a 3-0 win over Anna Maria and ended the week with one save in a 5-1 conference victory over New England College.
AROUND THE NAC EAST
Castleton dropped its lone contest of the week 1-0 in a defensive battle against the defending NAC champion UMaine-Farmington on Saturday. Leah Holland recorded nine saves in the loss, despite allowing only one goal. Sarah Wells paced the team with a pair of shots. The Spartans return to the field for a nonconference doubleheader during the university's fall break. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the Spartans will visit the Express of Wells College, before taking on the Keuka College Wolves at the same time on Wednesday.
Colby-Sawyer won all three of its games last week outscoring its opponents 13-1. The team received goals from eight different players throughout the week. Colby-Sawyer blanked Anna Maria 3-0 and then Rivier 5-0 before ending the week with a 5-1 NAC victory over New England College. The team will wrap up a four-game homestand on Thursday against Simmons before resuming conference action on Saturday at Husson.
UMaine-Farmington went 1-1 this week with a 2-1 loss at Saint Joseph's in double OT and a victory in conference play against Castleton (1-0) on Saturday.
Husson played one game this week and it was against conference foe Thomas. The Eagles defeated the Terriers 6-1 to remain perfect in conference play.
New England College had a tough week as they suffered back-to-back losses to Mount Ida and Colby-Sawyer by scores of 2-0 and 5-1, respectively. Brittany Tierney (Ottawa, Ontario) scored the team's lone goal this week. The Pilgrims will host Lasell on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and will resume a previously-halted game with Gordon on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
Thomas dropped the team's lone contest of the week as they were defeated by conference rival Husson University 6-1. The Terriers will travel to Saint Joseph's (ME) on Tuesday, October 3, for a 6:00 p.m. matchup.