Nighthawks Suffer Setback at Wheelock in NECC Action

Photo Credit: Dylan Foran
Photo Credit: Dylan Foran

BOSTON, Mass. - Wildcats junior Alexandra Clark (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) scored four goals and added two assists for six points, leading the Wildcats attack to a 17-2 victory over the Newbury Nighthawks on Tuesday night at The Winsor School in New England Collegiate Conference play.

Wildcats sophomore Georgia Schindele (Sparkill, N.Y.) added a hat-trick and four assists. Junior Katie Frade (Dartmouth, Mass.) contributed a pair of goals, three assists, and match-high five groundballs. Clark also matched a season-high with nine draw controls.

Nighthawks freshman Angel Ortiz (Topsham, Maine) scored both Nighthawks goals; the first and second of her career. Sophomore Isabelle Pafford (Greenland, N.H.) finished with three caused turnovers and a team-high four groundballs. 

Wheelock was on the board 21 seconds into the game with Frade scoring her 24th goal of the season for a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats added nine more in a row, including three by Clark and two by Schindele, for a 10-0 lead.

Ortiz netted her first career goal to break up the shutout with 12 minutes remaining in the first half, cutting into the deficit of 10-1.

Schindele finished off her hat trick with two minutes remaining and the Wildcats entered the locker room leading 12-1.

The Nighthawks kept the Wildcats off the board for 14 straight minutes to start the second half before sophomore Colleen Macdonald (Sandwich, Mass.) scored to make it 13-1.

Ortiz netted her second with just under 11 minutes remaining, Nighthawks now trailed 14-2.

Senior Violet Fig (Glastonbury, Conn.), Clark, and Frade finished off the scoring in the match, resulting in the 17-2 final.

Wildcats senior Meghan Lewis (South Berwick, Maine) picks up the win to improve to 5-5, making four saves on the night. 

Nighthawks freshman Keely Molloy (Staten Island, N.Y.) finished with five saves.

The Nighthawks have three games remaining on the schedule, starting by hosting Bay Path University on Thursday afternoon at Medford High School; opening faceoff is set 4:00 p.m.