BOSTON, Mass. - The Wildcats (1-3) team dropped a non-conference match versus Simmons College on Wednesday night at Winsor Field.
How It Happened: The Sharks (3-1) came out of the gate firing, and tallied three goals in the first 3:53, all from the senior forward Sammy Rondeau (Westminster, Mass.) Rondeau would go on to add two more goals and one assist in the contest. The Wildcats came out strong in the second half with Alexah Mellis (East Longmeadow, Mass.) leading the way. Ellis continued to put pressure on Simmons and helped the keep the Sharks scoreless for the first 18 minutes of play in the second half.
Who Stood Out: Wheelock's goalie, Cassidy Smith (South Berwick, Maine), had an impressive 9 saves on 17 shot on goal. Freshman midfielder Kat Bettencourt (Peabody, Mass.) helped initiate an aggressive push by the Wildcats.
What It Means: The Wheelock field hockey competed against a strong non-conference GNAC Simmons team that is seeded second in their respective conference. Wheelock looks to bounce back in the following weeks of action when they face several conference rivals.
Up Next: The Wildcats are back in action when they host UMaine Farmington on Sunday, September 17th (11:00 a.m., Wheelock Live Streaming).