CHICOPEE, MA – The Elms College field hockey team dropped a non-conference game on Wednesday evening 2-0 to the visiting Dutchwomen of Union College on Leary Field. With the loss the Blazers fall 3-9 on the season.
Union got off to a fast start, scoring just four minutes into the game, and outshooting Elms 5-0 in the quarter. The Blazers would pick up their play in the second quarter, and nearly found the equalizer with just 20 seconds left in the half, when Carissa Ramirez (San Diego, CA) ripped a shot that wrung off the post.
Neither team got any real chances in the third quarter, sending the game into the final 15 minutes with the Dutchwomen holding a slim 1-0 lead.
Union then dominated on both ends of the field in the fourth frame, posting a 10-0 edge in shots and earning eight penalty corners to bring the team's total to 18 for the afternoon. The Dutchwomen added an insurance tally in the 53rd minute to seal the victory.
Nora Newman (Woburn, MA) was big in goal for Elms, making 20 saves
The Blazers are back inaction on Saturday 10/12 when they host Husson University in NECC action. This Saturday is also Hall Of Fame weekend at Elms.