Tolli Scores, Power Stops Four Shots In 2-1 Loss At UMass Lowell

Tolli Scores, Power Stops Four Shots In 2-1 Loss At UMass Lowell

The Sacred Heart University field hockey team began a four-match road swing at UMass Lowell on Sunday, falling 2-1 to the host.  The loss drops the Pioneers to 5-8 overall, while the River Hawks improve to 7-7.

UMass Lowell tallied both of its goals in the first half and took the 2-0 lead into the intermission. Sophie Gehrels tallied both goals for the host. The teams played evenly through most of the seocnd-half, before Nichole Tolli ut SHU on the board at 64:10.

The Pioneers are back in action on Wednesday at #19 Albany. That match begins at 4:00 pm

The Scoring

  • Gehrels put UML atop 4:44 into the match, deflecting a pass from Clara Defourt into the net
  • Defourt assisted on the second goal, feeding Gehrels at the right post for a tip-in goal at 24:50
  • Tolli dribbled past the UML defenders and goalkeeper and tapped home the Pioneers tlaly at 64:10


  • SHU held a 13-11 advantage in shots on the afternoon, including an 8-6 edge in the second half
  • The Pioneers also held a 4-3 advantage in penalty corners, including the only one of the second-half
  • Hailey Power made four saves for the Pioneers, minding the net for 67:05
  • Allie Brouhard made a defensive save for the Pioneers
  • Eva Berkhout made a save in 35:00 in the first-half to earn the win for UML, while Kelsey Federico minded the net in the second-half with two saves and a goal allowed
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