For fourth time in five years, Warriors drop one-goal decision to Owls
WESTFIELD, Mass. - In the last five years, there have been many near-misses for the Eastern Connecticut State University field hockey team against Westfield State University. Count Saturday's result as another
At left: Lindsey Zavisza works against Westfield's Danielle Grenon
Coming off its first victory of the season Tuesday, Eastern (1-5, 0-2 little east) held Westfield State (4-1, 1-1 little east) to one goal despite being outshot by a wide margin in a 1-0 Little East Conference setback .
The Owls outshot Eastern, 22-1 and were awarded 15 of the 17 penalty corners in the match in edging the Warriors by a single goal for the fourth time (third year in a row) in the last five season.
Sophomore forward Sarah Pliszka redirected a shot by senior forward Jessi Gould about five yards in front of the goal for the game-winner with four minutes left in the first stanza for her second goal of the year. Gould, the team-leader with six goals, unloaded eight shots, but the only two that were on cage were knocked away by senior goalkeeper Danielle Reichardt (Ocean Township, NJ), who made five saves.
Eastern visits Manhatanville College Wednesday for a non-conference match
beginning at 4:30 p.m.