Field Hockey Blanks Bay Path, 7-0

Field Hockey Blanks Bay Path, 7-0



AURORA, N.Y. – For the first time in 10 years, the Wells College field hockey team recorded seven goals en route to a 7-0 victory over the Wildcats of Bay Path College Saturday afternoon at the Athletic Association Field. With the victory, Wells improves to 3-7 overall on the year while the Wildcats (0-7) remain winless on the season.

This afternoon's game marked only the 10th time since the program's inception in 1976 that the team collectively scored seven or more goals. Most recently, the Express scored nine goals against Hood College on Sept. 13, 2003. Wells also fired 45 shots in the game, the most since Oct. 23, 2011 where the Express recorded 31 total shots against Cedar Crest College.

With a victory this afternoon against Bay Path, the Wells College field hockey team has earned 100 wins in their program history. Dating back to the very first win against Hamilton on Oct. 8, 1976, Wells has racked up 100 victories in just over 38 years.

Three different players scored their first collegiate goals in today's game, including freshmen Lexi Cohen (Newtown, Pa.) and Shianne Stokes (Mays Landing, N.J.). Cohen and Stokes each scored twice en route to the Wells victory. Stokes also added an assist to become the first player since Shelby Moszkowicz '13 to record five points in a game since Oct. 23, 2011 against Cedar Crest College.

Sophomore Courtney Bastian (West Winfield, N.Y.) joined junior Marina Fargnoli (Apalachin, N.Y.) as having scored a goal and two assists while sophomore Cat Taylor (Jackson, N.J.) scored her first collegiate goal at 11:11 to lift Wells to a 3-0 lead at that time.

Senior Avary McKinney (Rochester, N.Y.), who was honored on Senior Day in a pre-game ceremony, recorded an assist on Cohen's first collegiate goal and fired four shots total in the game.

Wells goalkeeper Sydney Line (Freeport, N.Y.) picked up her second victory of the season, turning aside the lone shot on goal that she faced for her first collegiate shutout. Anna Meyer halted 17-of-24 shots on net that she faced and was saddled with the loss for Bay Path.

The Express return to action Tuesday, Oct. 1 as they face-off against Marywood University in a 7:00 p.m. road contest.