NASHUA, N.H. (9/23/17) – The Lasell field hockey team kept their undefeated streak alive with a 7-0 victory against Rivier University in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action Saturday afternoon at Raider Field. The Lasers improve to 8-0 and 3-0 in conference play, with their sixth clean sheet of the season. The Raiders fall to 1-6 on the year and 0-3 in the GNAC.
Lasell did most of the damage in the first half as they found the back of the net five times, three of which came off the stick of sophomore Samantha Taylor (Hanover, Mass.). Sophomore Brooke Landry (New Milford, Conn.) and freshman Claire Shepard (Huntington Beach, Calif.) recorded the other two first half goals as they took a commanding 5-0 lead at the half. Shepard and junior Nikki Pignone (Ipswich, Mass.) would be the recipients of the second half tallies to account for all of the scoring.
Junior Emily Foster (Lebanon, N.H.) made the start for Rivier between the pipes as she allowed two goals on four shots and sophomore Erica Royle (Kingston, Mass.) made twelve saves in a relief effort on the afternoon.
Lasell will look to extend their winning streak as they return to action on Tuesday evening at WPI for a 7:00 p.m. game, while Rivier returns to action Wednesday afternoon at Colby-Sawyer.