Northeast defeats field hockey, 7-0


Conte recorded double-digit saves for the Skyhawks’ second straight game, finishing with ten this afternoon (PHOTO BY Brian Foley Photography)

Conte finishes with ten saves for second consecutive double-digit effort

DEDHAM, Mass. (September 4, 2022) – Northeastern University opened play with a five-goal second half to secure a 7-0 victory over Stonehill College in non-conference field hockey action at Dedham Field this afternoon.

Strong points

  • Junior Mak Graves paced the North East attack with a goal and two assists.
  • First-year student Emilie Adragna scored a team-high two goals in the second half to help the Huskies open a 2-0 halftime lead.
  • Junior Sarah Coyle also contributed with two assists for Northeastern.
  • postgrade Jonna Kennedy got the start in goal for Northeastern and saved both shots on goal she faced in a 42:27 scoreless game, before giving in to the sophomore Kristina Merashoff which was not tested in the 17:33 final to complete the shutout.
  • Second year Shannon Conte posted his second straight double-digit save effort to start the season, posting ten saves in his 60 minutes in the Stonehill cage.

How did it happen

  • Stonehill stood defensively to start the second straight game before Northeastern opened the scoring on a penalty corner on Graves’ first goal of the season with 3:50 left in the first quarter, helped by Coyle and the second. Maria Armaganyan.
  • Northeastern took a two-goal halftime lead when Graves connected with the second Kate Blaisdell for his first goal of the season with 2:33 left in the second quarter.
  • Northeastern followed with a three-goal third quarter, starting with freshman Emmy Stubbs scoring his second goal of the season just 27 seconds from a pass from Coyle.
  • Blaisdell attended in second year Fields of Alana’ first goal of the season 6:23 into the third, before Adragna finished the quarter with his first of the game and second of the year with 1:46 to go.
  • Northeastern scored two more goals in the fourth quarter with Graves delivering his second assist of the day on a freshman goal Anna-Kate Domingo then Adragna capped the scoring with his second in the final minute.
  • Stonehill’s best scoring chances came in the second quarter when the Skyhawks recorded all three of his shots. Kennedy made saves on shots by a freshman Sarah Latham and senior Madi Weber.

Next

Stonehill (0-2, 0-0 NEC) will travel to Missouri for a pair of non-conference games next weekend, starting with Saint Louis University at SportPort International in Maryland Heights, Missouri on Friday at 5 p.m. ( EDT). The Skyhawks’ home opener is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7 against former Northeast-10 conference rival Merrimack College, in a Northeast Conference game at WB Mason Stadium at 3 p.m. Northeastern (1-2, 0-0 CAA) visits Dartmouth College Friday at 3 p.m.

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