Westfield State Outguns Eastern Connecticut

WESTFIELD, Mass. Seven players scored for Westfield State, including a game-high three goals from freshman Caroline Smart (Weymouth, Mass.), as the Owls rolled to a 13-5 non-conference victory over Eastern Connecticut on Tuesday evening, April 8.

Westfield boosted its record to 6-4 in winning its fourth consecutive game. Eastern Connecticut drops to 2-9.

After a scoreless opening 10 minutes, Westfield took a 1-0 lead at the 19:34 mark as junior Blair Smith (Milford, Mass.) and Lee Meskevich (Becket, Mass./Wahconah Regional) teamed up for the game's first goal. Smith and Meskevich each finished the game with two goals, one assist and four draw controls.

Westfield took a 2-0 lead with 14:41 remaining in the first half when Smart scored the first of her three goals. The Owls picked up the pace as they led 6-1 at the intermission.

Westfield's biggest lead was 12-2 at the 17:32 mark.

Also scoring two goals for the Owls was freshman Meghan O'Brien (Hanover, Mass). Senior Jen Carew (Billerica, Mass.) led the Owl defense with five ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Scoring two goals apiece for Eastern Connecticut were Karen Trescott (Somers, Conn.) and Erin Conn (Moriches, N.Y.).

Eastern Connecticut goalie Taylor Emmerson (Colchester, Conn.) recorded eight saves while Westfield freshman goalie Emma Kervick (Wilbraham, Mass.) had six stops.


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