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The defending champion Pioneers impressed behind Emily Miller's six goals, while Assumption upset third-seeded Pace during the First Round of the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Field Hockey Championship. Here's how the action went down Tuesday afternoon -
4 LIU Post 9, #5 Merrimack 3
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – Junior Emily Miller tallied a career-high six goals to match the program's single-season goal record, as fourth-seeded LIU Post earned a 9-3 victory over the fifth-seeded Merrimack on Tuesday afternoon.
With the win the Pioneers, now 16-3 on the year, advance to the semifinal round of the NE-10 Conference Championship where they'll meet the championship's top seed, Saint Anselm, in a rematch of last year's champiosnhip final.
Freshman Rachel Vellis (16-3) picked up the win for the Pioneers in an eight-save effort. Merrimack's Katharina Ohmen recorded eight saves as well.
The Pioneers semifinal will take place on Friday, November 5 at 6:00 pm in Manchester, N.H. The winner advances to the tournament final on Sunday, November 5.
6 Assumption 2, #3 Pace 1, OT
Senior Allison Sheahan scored two goals and broke the Assumption career goals record propelling the No. 6 seed Assumption to a 2-1 overtime victory over No. 3 seed Pace in the First Round game on Tuesday.
Pace got on the board first as Lisette de Bruin took the ball out on a penalty corner and then notched a goal at 25:33 to take the 1-0 lead and score the only goal in the first half.
With 4:52 left in overtime, Assumption freshman Isabel Primack crossed a ball to Sheahan in the circle. Sheahan chipped the ball over Pace's Lesly Sanchez Alvarez to end the game 2-1 and send the Hounds to the NE10 semifinals, where they'll take on Stonehill on Friday.
2017 NE10 Field Hockey Championship Schedule
Tuesday, October 31
Game 1: #6 Assumption 2, #3 Pace 1, OT
Game 2: #4 LIU Post 9, #5 Merrimack 3
Friday, November 3
Game 3: #4 LIU Post at #1 Saint Anselm | 6:00 PM
Game 4: #6 Assumption at #2 Stonehill | 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 5
Championship (to be held at highest remaining seed)
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner
*Please note that the championship game time shall be 1:00 PM.
Additional information for this release provided by the athletic communications staffs at Assumption and LIU Post
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