PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In rainy conditions, the Wildcats field hockey team put up a tough fight, but an early lead from the Regis College Pride was too much to come back from. The Pride defeated the Wildcats 4-2 in the last regular season game of the year.
Johnson & Wales: 6-12, 4-4 GNAC
Regis College: 7-10, 4-4 GNAC
Ashley Chipman (RC): 1 goal 1 assist
Jillian Miele (JWU): 1 goal 1 assist
Despite the dreary weather the Pride got off to a strong start testing the Wildcat defense. Eleven minutes into the first quarter the Pride got on the board as Ashley Chipman was able to knock in a rebounded shot. The Pride added two more goals early in the second quarter to take a 3-0 lead.
The Wildcats returned to the field fired up going into the third quarter, testing the Pride defense. In the 34th minute of the game Jillian Miele sent a pass to Alaina Nardslico, who fired the ball from just inside the circle to find the back of the net. Nearly four minutes later, Miele carried the ball down the field to add another goal, cutting the Pride lead to 3-2.
However it wasn't until the 47th minute of the game when Regis's Sidney Lowe scored off a corner to put the game out of reach. The Pride defeated the Wildcats, 4-2.
The Wildcats finishing 4-4 in the conference will go into the GNAC playoffs as the sixth seed. The team will compete in the quarterfinals, traveling to the third seed Simmons College Saturday, November 2 at 11 a.m.