Cidado Strikes Twice as Field Hockey Closes Out Regular Season with 3-1 Victory Over MHC

Cidado Strikes Twice as Field Hockey Closes Out Regular Season with 3-1 Victory Over MHC

WORCESTER -- WPI scored three unanswered, second-half goals en route to a 3-1 NEWMAC win over visiting Mount Holyoke Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.

The results assures a rematch in the upcoming NEWMAC Field Hockey Championships.  Third-seeded WPI (16-2, 6-2 NEWMAC) will host the sixth-seeded Lyons (9-9, 3-5) in a quarterfinal contest at 7pm. 

Senior Carly Cidado (Easton, MA) scored two of the WPI goals, both unassisted off rebounds, to push her season total to 12.

Abby O'Sullivan (Walpole, MA), a junior forward, scored the eventual winner, her 21st of the season, tipping in a shot from senior Shannon Hynes (Auburn, MA) in the third quarter for the Engineers.

After a scoreless first half, Kylie Brooks (Oceanside, CA) gave the Lyons a 1-0 lead after she redirected the shot from the top right by Mirei Golding-Powers (San Francisco, CA).  Cidado scored her first 4:39 later to tie the game at 1-1.

Freshman keeper Gabrielle Acquista (Longmeadow, MA) made two saves for WPI, while Morgan Turner (Chester, NJ) stopped three shots for Mount Holyoke.

WPI enjoyed a 17-4 shot advantage, including 11-2 in the second half.

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