July 24, 2019
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UNE College field hockey 7 vs Salve Regina 1

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BIDDEFORD, Maine — Nicole Matarozzo scored three times to power the University of New England Nor’easters to a 7-1 triumph over Salve Regina University in a Commonwealth Coast Conference match Saturday on Senior Day at the Big Blue Turf.

With the win the Nor’easters (15-2, 10-0 CCC) clinch their fourth consecutive CCC regular-season title. The setback drops Salve Regina to 8-8 overall, 4-6 in conference play.

Vonde Saunders added a pair goals to give her eight in the last five matches, while Kendra MacDonald  and Brenna Sicard  had one apiece for the Nor’easters.

UNE got off to a quick start, tallying three times in the initial 15 minutes of the match to seize control. Saunders sandwiched markers around one by Matarozzo to give the Nor’easters a 3-0 advantage.

Matarozzo would score her second of the afternoon in the 27th minute before Erin Gendreau got the Seahawks on the scoreboard with 4:49 remaining in the frame.

After intermission it was MacDonald, Matarozzo and Sicard completing the scoring for UNE.

Saunders and Hannah Buckley contributed two assists apiece for the Nor’easters, who held a commanding 32-7 advantage in shots. Goalkeeper Holly Smith recorded the win with five saves.

Seahawk goalkeeper Jessie Severino had a busy afternoon in front the cage, totaling 15 stops

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