PROVIDENCE, RI – Visiting Salve Regina had too much firepower for the Johnson & Wales University field hockey team on Monday afternoon. The Seahawks scored five goals in the first half to defeat the Wildcats 8-1.
The loss dropped Johnson & Wales to 2-8 while Salve Regina improved to 7-4.
The Seahawks got on the board in the ninth minute. Amber Cody slid a pass to Tori Bickel and she banged it in from point-blank range. Bickel scored 10 minutes later when her shot from 10 yards out found the back of the net.
Salve Regina's Ashley Cody also scored a pair of first-half goals. She put back the rebound of her sister Amber's shot at the 16:13 mark then scored again off a deflection in the 22nd minute. Ashley Cody added two goals within 99 seconds of each other in the second half for a four-goal performance.
The Seahawks had a 29-8 advantage in shots as well as 9-0 for penalty corners. JWU goalkeeper Kaylee Gentilucci (Andover, N.J.) made eight saves in her collegiate debut.
The Wildcats are back on the field Saturday to take on Mount Ida at 12 p.m. during JWU's annual homecoming celebration.