Corners Prove Fruitful as Johnson Scores Twice in Field Hockey Shutout at Becker

Kelly Johnson

WPI 2, Becker 0

Box Score

Leicester, MA --- The combination of Maggie Wigley (Bridgewater, MA), Celena Dopart (Washington, DC) and Kelly Johnson (Buxton, ME) combined for a pair of second half goals off of penalty corners to help spark WPI to a 2-0 victory over host Becker in non-conference field hockey action on Thursday afternoon.  The Engineers, the winners of three straight, see their record improve to 5-1 while the Hawks dip to 1-5. 

The Crimson and Gray scored their first goal 41:45 into the contest, when Johnson blasted a shot from ten yards out into the left corner of the net following an insertion from Wigley and a stick stop by Dopart.  The trio connected again in similar fashion with just over four minutes in regulation after Johnson buried a shot from just outside the ten yard line.  The senior now has two goals this season and 13 in her standout career.  

Senior goalie Allie Griffin (Billerica, MA) finished with one save for WPI en route to picking up her fourth shutout of the season.  Nakita Gosselin (Springfield, VT) made eight saves in a losing effort for the Hawks.

WPI is off until Tuesday at 7pm, when they close out a three-game road trip with a match at city rival Worcester State.  Becker opens NECC play on Saturday with a 11am home against versus Elms. 

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