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Field Hockey Wins SC Invitational With 2-1 Victory Over Hartwick

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 8, 2002 – Springfield College junior midfielder Julie Winslow (West Falmouth, Mass.) and junior forward Brianne Tompkins (Stormville, N.Y.) scored one goal each to help the host Pride defeat Hartwick College, 2-1, in the Springfield Field Hockey Invitational Championship game Sunday afternoon at Benedum Field.

The Pride, who defeated Western New England College Saturday afternoon in a dramatic double over-time, 3-2, victory, stayed strong against the Hawks. Sophomore midfielder Kelly Cooman (Sherburne, N.Y.) scored the first goal of the game at 18:59 in the first half to put the Hawks up 1-0. Springfield retaliated with two goals to take a 2-1 lead into half time.

Springfield sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Pardue (Houston, Texas) compiled six saves as the Pride went on to win its fourth straight Invitational Championship. It is also the fourth consecutive year Springfield has played Hartwick in the championship game.

Scoring Summary:
Hartwick (1-1) -1 -0 - 1
Springfield (2-0)- 2 -0 - 2

1st Half: Hartwick-Kelly Cooman (unassisted), 18:59; SC-Julie Winslow (unassisted), 10:13; SC-Brianne Tompkins (unassisted), 6:37
Saves: Hartwick-Megan Davis, 6; SC-Lindsey Pardue, 6

Consolation
Eastern Connecticut 2, Western New England 0

Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore midfielder Mo Deegan (Westport, Conn.) and sophomore forward Sharon Kilpatrick (Londonerry, N.H) each tailied a goal as the Warriors downed Western New England College, 2-0, in the consolation game of the Springfield College Field Hockey Invitational at Benedum Field.

Scoring Summary:
E. Conn. (1-1)-1 -1 - 2
Western New England (0-2) -0- 0 - 0

1st Half: ECSU-Mo Deegan (K.C. Swieconek), 13:11
2nd Half: ECSU-Sharon Kilpatrick (K.C. Swieconek), 24:50
Saves: ECSU-Jennifer Makwana, 2; WNEC-Laura Elder, 5
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