Hanson and Wigley Net Goals as Field Hockey Blanks Lasell

Paige Hanson

WPI 2, Lasell 0

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Worcester, MA --- Paige Hanson (East Hartford, CT) and Maggie Wigley (Bridgewater, MA) each tallied a goal as WPI shut out visiting Lasell 2-0 in non-conference college field hockey action Saturday afternoon.  With the win, the Engineers improve to 2-0 while the Lasers drop to 0-1.

The first half came and went without a score, but the action came quickly after the intermission as Hanson scored off an assist from Celena Dopart (Washington, DC) just 45 seconds into the second stanza.  Wigley added to the lead as she notched her first collegiate goal on a feed from Meghan Linskey (Bridgewater, MA) with just over four minutes remaining in the game. 

Goalkeeper Elizabeth Ray (Simsbury, CT) recorded six saves en route to posting her first victory of the year and sixth career shutout. The senior came up big when she stopped a breakaway with 15 minutes remaining and the Engineers holding a 1-0 lead. Lasell netminder Christine Thornton (Canton, MA) was stellar in between the pipes, deflecting 12 shots for the Lasers.

Both teams return to action on Tuesday at 4pm. The Engineers visit Bridgewater State for their first away game of the year while the Lasers travel to MIT.

Story written by Genna Farley - WPI Athletics Department