Wayne, NJ (11/5/10) – Amanda Sheehan (Boonton, N.J./Boonton) celebrated Senior Night by scoring a pair of goals to lead William Paterson (6-13, 3-3 NJAC) to a 3-1 victory against Montclair State (11-7, 3-3 NJAC) in the field hockey season finale for both programs Nov. 5 at Wightman Stadium.
Montclair State dominated the early play and freshman Brittany Carroll (Kingston, N.Y./Rondout Valley) took advantage of that pressure inside the circle to put the Red Hawks on top. With less than 20 minutes remaining in the first half, she blasted a shot from the right side of the circle for a 1-0 MSU advantage.
Sheehan evened the contest less than eight minutes into the second half when sophomore Kelsey Rella (Mt. Laurel, N.J./Lenape) dropped off a pass that Sheehan one-timed into the back of the cage for her fourth goal of the season.
Rella made it a 2-1 score in the 51st minute after hitting the ball in on a penalty corner to freshman Jacqui Giammetta (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills), who passed it right back to Rella on the end line. The sophomore beat Montclair State goalieMegan Bosland (Boonton, N.J./Boonton) on a tough angle to the far post.
Sheehan finished the scoring 12 minutes later, using a Giammetta assist to poke the ball past Bosland from the center of the circle.
Junior goalie Meghan Trivett (Highlands, N.J./Middletown North) had 10 saves for William Paterson, and graduate student Melissa Szeliga (South Plainfield, N.J./South Plainfield) added a defensive save. Bosland had one stop for the Red Hawks, while Michelle Hagel (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) contributed a defensive save.