The Saint Michael’s College field hockey team went 0-2 over the course of last week. The Purple Knights fell to Southern New Hampshire University, 1-0, after a shootout on Tuesday and to No. 8 Pace University, 3-1, on Saturday in Northeast-10 Conference action. Pace was nationally ranked by the National Field Hockey’s Association.
Against Southern New Hampshire, the Purple Knights lost a 2-0 shootout after 100 minutes of scoreless play. Sophomore Anna Hurley (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) made eight saves for the Purple Knights to register what is credited as her sixth shutout, as she is tied for eighth in program history in single-season shutouts with the most since 2008. Saint Michael’s had seven shutouts this fall, its most in 16 seasons.
At Pace, junior Morgan Johnston (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) notched her sixth goal of the season, while senior Jackie Matthews (Auburn, Mass./Auburn) lent an assist in her final college game. Hurley made eight saves, and senior Jenna Deschaine (Claremont, N.H./Stevens) notched the sixth defensive save of her career, tying junior Claire Kondrotas (Barre, Mass./Quabbin Regional) for fifth in school history. Saint Michael’s scored on a Pace team leading Division II in goals-against average (0.81).