Courtesy of the Endicott Sports Information Department.
BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott field hockey team captured its third Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship in program history on Saturday at North Field with a 1-0 win over the University of New England (UNE).
Deadlocked at 0-0 with under seven minutes to play, Gulls junior forward Julie Champigny (Acton, Mass.) scored the eventual game-winning goal with 6:12 remaining in the contest to dethrone the four-time defending CCC Champion Nor'easters (2014-17).
UNE didn't go away quietly down the stretch, however, as Endicott also needed a defensive save from Cameron Molinare (Simsbury, Conn.) at 67:42 and two saves by Taylor Farrin (Danvers, Mass.) – including one that came with 20-seconds left to play in the matchup – to secure the victory.
Endicott dominated the majority of play outshooting UNE, 26-7, while also producing a 15-2 differential in penalty corners. Farrin finished the contest with three saves in the win (16-4), while UNE goalie Liz Sargent (South Burlington, Vt.) was forced to make 11 saves in the loss (12-10).
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Endicott evened up the all-time series against UNE at 15-15 with today's victory.
- The Gulls are 10-3 at home all-time versus the Nor'easters.
- Endicott is 9-1 at home this season.
- The Blue and Green outscored UNE 6-2 in three meetings this year (includes two shutouts).
2018 CCC FIELD HOCKEY TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
All matches hosted by higher seed
Quarterfinals – Tuesday, Oct. 30
#4 Salve Regina def. #5 Roger Williams, 2-0 | BOX
Semifinals – Thursday, Nov. 1
Finals – Saturday, Nov. 3
#1 Endicott def. #2 University of New England, 1-0 | 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.