Field Hockey Win Streak Stopped at Seven

Release Courtesy of Nichols College Sports Information

DUDLEY, Mass. - The Nichols College field hockey team remained undefeated on the season and extended its win streak to eight games Tuesday evening with a 3-0 home victory over MIT at Vendetti Field. Nichols, which is off to its best start in program history, received a goal and two assists from first year Emily Widdison. The loss marks the first on the season for the Engineers, who stand at 7-1, and ends the squad's record setting win streak.

Lauren Correia tipped a long shot from Widdison in the 11th minute to put the Bison on the board, and in the 34th minute, Chelsea Correia accomplished the same feat on almost the same shot from Widdison for a two-goal lead headed into halftime.

With 17:56 remaining in the game, Widdison fired again, this time just inside the arc, and her shot sailed through a mass of players and past MIT goalkeeper Keri Dixon.

Dixon finished with 14 saves in her first loss of the season. Current TCCC Rookie of the Week Krista-Jean Forand stopped four shots for her third shutout of the season.
Nichols held an 18-11 shot advantage, placing 17 on net. MIT outcornered the Bison, 12-10, including a 6-3 advantage in the second half.

Nichols hosts TCCC foe Western New England College Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for its Homecoming Game, while MIT opens NEWMAC play at WPI Saturday at 11 a.m.