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Mount Holyoke Edges Field Hockey, 2-1, In NEWMAC Championship

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 9, 2003 – Mount Holyoke sophomore forward Katie Marquis (Danvers, Mass.) scored the only goal of the second half, but it was the game-winner as the third-seeded Lyons held off top-seed Springfield College, 2-1, to win the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Championship tonight at Springfield College’s Benedum Field.

Mount Holyoke (16-5) earns the NEWMAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship. The ’03 championship marks the Lyons’ second in three seasons. Mount Holyoke defeated SC, 1-0, in the 2001 championship match.

Marquis, who had a goal in the semifinal win over MIT last night, registered the decisive tally with 29:51 left in the match. Senior back Lauren Weiner (Kensington, Md.) scored the other Lyon goal. Weiner had three goals in the two matches this weekend.

SC sophomore forward Alisha Miner (Sanbornton, N.H.) had the Pride’s lone goal off a feed from junior midfielder Jennifer Durgin (Sanford, Maine) SC falls to 14-9 overall.

2003 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Field Hockey Championship
Sat., Nov. 1
No. 1 Springfield 2, No. 8 Wheaton 1
No. 5 Clark 3, No. 4 Babson 2
No. 3 Mount Holyoke 1, No. 6 Smith 0
No. 7 MIT 2, No. 2 Wellesley 1

Sat., Nov. 8 (at Springfield, Mass.)
No. 3 Mount Holyoke 4, No. 7 MIT 1
No. 1 Springfield 1, No. 5 Clark 0

Sun, Nov. 9 (at Springfield, Mass.), Championship
No. 3 Mount Holyoke 2, No. 1 Springfield 1
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