Courtesy of the Endicott Sports Information Department.
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – The Endicott field hockey team traveled to No. 1 nationally-ranked Messiah College for the second round of the NCAA Tournament and the Gulls were handed a 4-0 loss.
The Falcons took the 1-0 lead at the 22:30 mark with a goal from Kristen Levesque (Windham, Maine). Just over four minutes later Josie Weaver (Lancaster, Pa.) extended that lead to 2-0.
Messiah continued the offensive pressure in the second half which resulted in two more goals from Jennie Young (Lititz, Pa.) and Kezia Loht (McClure, Pa.) to put the Falcons up 4-0.
The Gulls wouldn't go down without a fight though, as they recorded several penalty corners and shot opportunities in the last 15 minutes of play.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The Gulls made program history by advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
- Taylor Farrin (Danvers, Mass.) recorded five saves throughout the contest.
- Shelby Landes (Telford, Pa.) made three saves to earn the win in net for the Falcons.
- Messiah held a 25-6 shot advantage during the game.
- Cameron Molinare (Simsbury, Conn.) was credited with two defensive saves.
Endicott (18-5) ends the 2018 season with the loss. Messiah (20-0) advances to the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, November 11 and will face either FDU-Florham or Johns Hopkins.
2018 NCAA DIVISION III FIELD HOCKEY TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
All matches hosted by higher seed
First Round – Wednesday, Nov. 7
Endicott def. Saint Joseph's (Maine), 3-1 | BOX
Second Round – Saturday, Nov. 10
No. 1 Messiah def. Endicott, 4-0 | BOX
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of nine full member and one associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.