Field Hockey Falls 2-1 in Season Opener at Roger Williams

Field Hockey Falls 2-1 in Season Opener at Roger Williams

BRISTOL, R.I. – The Johnson & Wales University field hockey team grabbed the lead late in the first half, but couldn't hold on for the victory. Host Roger Williams rallied for a pair of goals as the Hawks defeated the Wildcats, 2-1, on Friday.

Records:
Johnson & Wales: 0-1
Roger Williams: 1-0

Statistical Leaders:
Adriana Scala: 1 goal
Claire Nolan: 5 saves

Of Note:
With less than five minutes remaining in the opening stanza, junior Adriana Scala (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) took a pass from Shaina Thompson (Delmar, Del.) and put the ball in the right-hand corner for the score.

JWU kept Roger Williams off the scoreboard until the 52:49 mark when Taylor Powell scored. Eleven minutes later Lillian McNeil tallied the eventual winning goal.

The two teams were evenly matched with the hosts holding a slight 14-13 advantage in shots. JWU keeper Claire Nolan (West Bridgewater, Mass.) made five saves.

Next Game:
The Wildcats jump into conference action on Wednesday when they play host to Lasell at 4 p.m. in their home opener.