Providence Deals Tough Blow to Field Hockey

WORCESTER, Mass. – Providence’s Katherine Lary scored once and assisted on two more goals as the Friars defeated Vermont, 3-0, in collegiate field hockey action Sunday at Holy Cross. Providence, 4-1, got the only goal it would need early in the first half when Lary connected from in front of the cage after a penalty corner broke down. The Friars then added two more goals in the half, with Amy Phillips and Stefanie Suenholz scoring off penalty-corner feeds from Lary. Vermont, 0-6, came to life in the second half but couldn’t solve either Providence goalkeeper. Senior captain Stephanie Shield (Manakin-Sabot, Va.) led the team with four shots. “We moved the ball around well in the second half, but we gave up too many penalty corners, we didn’t react well on free hits and when we made a mistake, we made a whopper,” Vermont head coach Nicki Houghton said. Sophomore Ariel Eber (Plainfield, N.J.) made eight saves for the Catamounts, while Meaghan Moran and Meredith Jones combined for nine stops for the Friars. Vermont plays at Brown Saturday (12:00pm) and against Rhode Island at Brown Sunday (1:00pm).GAME SUMMARY Final Score: Providence 3, Vermont 0First Half Scoring: 1. Providence, Katherine Lary, 32:40; 2. Providence, Amy Phillips (Lary), 23:57; 3. Providence, Stefanie Suenholz (Lary), 10:35. Second Half Scoring: None. Goalies: Vermont – Ariel Eber (70:00 mp, 3 ga, 8 saves); Providence – Meaghan Moran (58:52 mp, 0 ga, 7 saves); Meredith Jones (11:08 mp, 0 ga, 2 saves). Shots: Vermont 16, Providence 17. Penalty Corners: Providence 10, Vermont 7.-Athletic Communications