Hess Fuels Field Hockey's Third Period Outburst; Engineers Improve to 3-0

Kaitlyn Hess

WORCESTER – Kaitlyn Hess (Milford, NH) scored two of WPI's three goals in the third period to spark a 3-0 victory over visiting Salve Regina in a non-conference field hockey matchup Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.

With the win, WPI improves to 3-0 while the Seahawks dip to 2-1.

Shortly after the halftime break, Hess threaded traffic after receiving the ball from Shannon Hynes (Auburn, MA) at 35:29. Just over two minutes later, Carlee Irish (Saratoga Springs NY) tipped in a feed from Abby O'Sullivan (Walpole, MA) for the 2-0 advantage. Hess then carried the ball into the circle and sent a blast past the keeper for what proved to be the 3-0 final at 39:42.

Ali Gannon (Fremont, NH) was called upon to make a pair of stops while Jackie Cardin (Manchester, NH) and Kelsey Wilkinson (Wilbraham, MA) each collected a defensive save.

Casey Febus (Souderton, PA) totaled 11 stops and Kate Foley (Longmeadow, MA) chipped in with a defensive stop for the guests. Ashley Cody (Pawling, NY) accounted for six of the team's six shots overall and four on-net. Grace Parker (Simsbury, CT) also had a shot on-goal.

In all, WPI took 27 of 33 shots and were awarded 18 of 25 penalty corners, and the lone penalty stroke of the contest.

The Engineers host Simmons at 4:30pm (note new time) and Salve Regina entertains UMass Dartmouth Thursday at 6pm.