PROVIDENCE, R.I – The Johnson & Wales University field hockey team had a breakout performance against Anna Maria on Tuesday night. In a team effort with six different players scoring a point, the Wildcats defeat the AMCATS, 4-1.
Johnson & Wales: 5-10, 3-4 GNAC
Anna Maria College: 6-9, 2-5 GNAC
Erin Robin (JWU): 2 Goals
Heather Lind (JWU) 1 Goal
JWU: Claire Nolan (W, 2-6), 3 Saves
AMC: Cassandra Micklesavage (L, 2-3), 12 Saves
Johnson & Wales got on the board first with a goal in the 11th minute off a fast break run. Erin Robin picked up the ball heading downfield, dribbled around the goalkeeper and slotted the shot in the back of the net.
Anna Maria evened the score with a goal from Allyson Shaw in the 20th minute. The two teams went into the locker room tied 1-1.
The Wildcats started the second half strong, scoring within the first five minutes on a penalty corner. Natalie Rivas sent a hard pass across the net to Rachel DeVore and through heavy traffic, DeVore forced the ball into the goal.
Robin scored for the second time in the 60th minute off a pass from Adriana Scala to make it 3-1.
The Wildcats outshot the AMCATS, 23-10.
The win bumped the Wildcats up to the fifth seed for the GNAC Tournament. JWU will travel to either Simmons or Colby-Sawyer in Saturday's first round.