SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Two second-half goals were enough for No. 4 seed Salve Regina to win Tuesday night's Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Field Hockey Quarterfinal and send the Seahawks into the CCC Semifinal round on Thursday, Nov. 1.
This is the first year that the CCC Field Hockey Championship Tournament featured a quarterfinal round as the championship field was expanded to include five teams. The Seahawks, which defeated No. 5 seed Roger Williams 2-0, advance to play No. 1 seed Endicott at 7 p.m. on Thursday. No. 3 seed Western New England will travel to No. 2 seed University of New England in the other semifinal. That game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
The two semifinal winners will advance to compete in the 2018 CCC Field Hockey Championship match on Saturday, Nov. 3. The winner of the title match will be named the 2018 CCC Field Hockey Tournament Champion and earn the conference's automatic qualifier into the 2018 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship. Game time for the Championship will be announced following the conclusion of the semifinals.
#4 Salve Regina 2, #5 Roger Williams 0
NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University senior goalkeeper Ally Daly (Peabody, Mass.) made six saves to record her first career shutout, 2-0, over visiting Roger Williams University in quarterfinal action of the 2018 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Field Hockey Championships at Gaudet Field. The fourth-seeded Seahawks (10-9) advance to face top-seeded Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Hawks (7-12) end their season with their seventh defeat in the last eight games.
Series and Streaks
Salve Regina owns an 11-2 mark in the all-time series and has won five of the last six over Roger Williams since 2016. Tonight was the first-ever postseason meeting between the two programs.
Three Stars of the Game
- Daly stopped six shots from the Hawks to secure the first shutout of the season for the Seahawks, and her career.
- Salve Regina junior forward Ashley Cody (Pawling, N.Y.) put the game-winning goal in the net in the first three minutes of the second half. Cody, the league's offensive player of the year, leads the CCC with 36 goals including six for game winners.
- Salve Regina junior midfielder Hannah Filiault (Keene, N.H.) helped the Seahawks maintain control of the ball with transitions from the defensive zone to offensive.
Key Stat of the Game
Salve Regina controlled the offensive attack with 20 shots and 11 penalty corners, opposed to just eight shots and three penalty corners for Roger Williams.
After a scoreless first half, Cody found the back of the net at 37:10 and freshman Eliza Timms (Agawam, Mass.) provided insurance with her 17th goal of the season, assisted by sophomore Tori Bickel (Harleysville, Pa.).
- Cody adds to her school record for goals in a season (now with 36) and points (now with 83).
- The Seahawks are above .500 for the first time in 2018.
- These teams split in the regular season, each winning on the other's turf.
- Freshman Callie Flanagan (Wenham, Mass.) made nine saves for Roger Williams, finishing with a 5-12 record as goalkeeper.
- The Hawks had six shots on goal, led by Lea Peterson (Upton, Mass.) and Taylor Powell (Windham, N.H.) with two apiece.
Salve Regina (10-9, 5-7 CCC) advances to the CCC semifinal to face No. 1 Endicott (15-4, 12-0 CCC) on Thursday. The Gulls swept the season series, 8-4 in Beverly and 10-3 at Gaudet Field.
Game recap courtesy of the Salve Regina Sports Information Department.
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
#4 Salve Regina at #1 Endicott, 7 p.m.
#3 Western New England at #2 University of New England, 5 p.m.
Finals – Saturday, Nov. 3
Semifinal Winners, TBD
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.