Stonehill Rolls To 5-0 Win Over Assumption

Hickey nets first-career hat-trick to guide Skyhawks                

Sarah Hickey netted her first-career
hat-trick for Stonehill in a 5-0 win.

WORCESTER, Mass. (October 29, 2011) – The Stonehill College women's soccer team scored four goals in the second half en route to a 5-0 triumph over Assumption College on Saturday afternoon at Multi-Sport Stadium under snowy weather conditions. The Skyhawks (10-6-2, 8-5-2 NE-10) will play Southern Connecticut State University (10-4-3, 8-4-3 NE-10) in the NE-10 Tournament Quarterfinal round on Tuesday, November 1 at Southern Connecticut at a time to be determined later.

Senior goalkeeper/forward Sarah Hickey (Lee, Mass./Lee) netted her first-career hat-trick to guide the Skyhawks offensively while sophomore forward Caitlin Martell (Randolph, Mass./Cardinal Spellman) and freshman midfielder Victoria Hendel (Cheshire, Conn./Mercy) also added markers.

Hickey opened up the scoring at 7:46 flicking Allison Nagle's (Mansfield, Mass./Mansfield) free kick into the back of the net past Greyhounds goalkeeper Rachel Edgin (Whitesboro, N.Y./Whitesboro) for a 1-0 advantage and her second goal of the season.

In the second half, Stonehill exploded for four unanswered goals over a stretch of 25 minutes and 24 seconds to close out the contest.

Hickey jumpstarted the offense at 60:32 firing her second goal of the game into the lower right corner of the net for a 2-0 lead. After Martell put home a mishandled ball in the box by Edgin at 72:05, Hickey completed her hat-trick five minutes later (77:21) beating a defender one-on-one and slipping a shot into a wide open net.

Hendel capped the scoring outburst at 85:56 penetrating past the defense and ripping a shot into the lower right corner of the net behind backup goalkeeper Allison Bruder (Sandy, Utah/Juan Diego Catholic) for a 5-0 gap and her first-ever collegiate goal.

Sophomore goalkeeper Amy Wheaton (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth) made eight saves in net for Stonehill while backup keeper Eileen Segreve (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) turned away one shot. For Assumption, Edgin stopped eight shots and Bruder made one save.

Stonehill outshot Assumption, 18-11, and won the corners matchup, 5-1.

The Greyhounds season concludes at 4-12-1 overall and 2-12-1 in the NE-10.

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