Wildcats Fall Against Becker, Still Look for First Win

BOSTON, MA - Sophomore Despina Savvoulides (Norwalk, CT/Norwalk) recorded her third straight hat trick on Tuesday evening for the first-year Wheelock team, which lost to Becker by a 22-7 count at Winsor Field. The Wildcats have played five games without a win thus far, while the Hawks improved to 4-2.

In addition to Savvoulides' offensive effort, freshmen Christina Cubera (Baltimore, MD/The Park School of Baltimore) and Kelsey Schools (Enfield, CT/South Windsor) each scored twice, including Cubera finding the back of the net for the first time in her career. Cubera also controlled four draws, while junior Alanna Pihl (Franconia, NH/Profile), a defenseman by trade, made her collegiate goalkeeping debut, posting nine saves.

Becker freshman Ashley Mossey (Ballston Lake, NY/Shenendehowa) led all scorers with nine goals while collecting four draw controls and causing four turnovers. Junior Morgan Hazen (Woodstock, VT/Woodstock Union) added six goals and an assist, while senior Alena Phongsa (Putnam, CT/Putnam) had 10 saves.

The Hawks scored the game's first seven goals by the time 10:06 remained in the opening period, with Hazen tallying three and dishing off for another one, despite only outshooting Wheelock 16-12 during the first half. Savvoulides got the hosts on the scoreboard at 7:40 before Mossey netted the next two markers 1:47 apart.

The Wildcats netted two of the next three goals, with Cubera splitting the defense and beating Phongsa point-blank at 1:27 for her initial goal before Hazen scored at 24 seconds to make it 10-2 by halftime, but Schools tallied 16 seconds after the intermission. However, Mossey accounted for seven of her team's second-half markers, including three of Becker's six goals over the last 7:03 after Cubera's second tally drew her team within 16-7.

Wheelock is back in action on Saturday when it travels to Pine Manor College for a 2:00 p.m. contest on Hedley Field.


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