Endicott's Second Half Surge Succumbs Field Hockey as Lang Pockets First Career Goal

Eve Martineau - WPI Field Hockey 2022

WORCESTER -- Endicott's Olivia Lampasona (Watertown, MA) broke a scoreless deadlock with a pair of goals just 33 seconds apart in the third quarter as the Gulls defeated host WPI 4-0 in a non-conference field conference tilt on Saturday afternoon. 

With the result, Endicott sees its overall record even at 2-2 while the Engineers slip to 1-3 on the season. 

The Gulls outshot WPI in the opening half by a 10-3 margin but were unable to dent the scoring column.  The second half was a different story as the Engineers enjoyed a 12-6 edge in shots but Endicott proved opportunistic, cashing in on four of its six shots. 

Lampasona began her scoring binge at 39:50 when she knocked an attempted shot to the right, recollected the ball, and buried it in the goal.  She followed that up 33 seconds later with her third goal of the season at 40:23 when she nailed a ball rolling across the goalmouth for her second marker of the game and third of the season. 

Endicott kept the momentum going in the fourth quarter and were rewarded when Meaghan Hogan (Cheshire, CT) knocked home a pass from Maddy Dengler (Winchester, MA) for her third goal of the season at 47:03.  The guests moved the advantage to 4-0 at 56:08 when rookie Reagan Hicks (Barnstable, MA) netted her first career goal when she collected a rebound on a shot by Claire Boncek (Hamden, CT) and found the backboard. 

The Engineers ended the Endicott scoring run when Arie Lang (West Hartford, CT) netted her first goal off a penalty corner just over a minute and a half later.  Eliza Dutson (Woodstock, CT) began the sequence with the insertion and Lauren Meinhold's (Boxboro, MA) shot was blocked with the rebound pushed in by Lang with 1:16 remaining. 

In her first collegiate action, Alexis DeMattia (Methuen, MA) posted eights saves while earning the victory in net for the guests.  Nini Acquista (Longmeadow, MA) recorded six stops over the first 50:18 for WPI while Ella Moreau (Huntington, MA) worked the final 9:42 in between the pipes, recording a save. 

For the game, Endicott held a slight 16-15 edge in shots while the Crimson and Gray attempted seven of the game's 10 penalty corner. 

WPI kicks off a five-game road trip with its only three-game week of the season next week.  The Engineers venture to Fitchburg State at 4pm Monday, head to Trinity at 7pm Wednesday and open NEWMAC play Saturday at Springfield at 4pm.  Endicott concludes its run of three straight games versus NEWMAC with a 7pm trip to Wheaton on Thursday.