First-Years Help Propel Field Hockey To Victory over Anna Maria

Photo by Mike Broglio
Photo by Mike Broglio

PAXTON, Mass. – Simmons field hockey (7-5, 5-3 GNAC) won its third straight game with a 4-1 victory over Anna Maria College (4-10, 2-6 GNAC) in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action, Saturday afternoon.

First-year Sydney Gonyea gave the Sharks a quick 2-0 advantage, scoring the first two goals in the opening quarter. Twenty-five seconds into the game she registered her first goal, then in the fifth minute she scored off a pass from Haley Dover. The Amcats broke up the shut-out in the second quarter on a goal by Chayna Bingham-Hendricks to cut the lead in half.

However, coming out half time, first-year Anna Tedeschi pushed the lead back to two, scoring on a breakway in the 41st minute. She sealed the game with her second goal in the fourth quarter.

Junior goalkeeper Emma Sheehan finished with four stops in a near shutout.  


  • It was first-year Sydney Gonyea's fourth multi-goal game and second in three games with two goals and an assist.
  • First-year Anna Tedeschi registered her second multiple goal contest of the season with two goals in the second half.
  • Junior Emma Sheehan picked up her seventh win with four saves.                                                                                                                

Simmons returns to the field on Wednesday Oct. 20 when they travel to Standish, Maine to face Saint Joseph's (ME) at 5 p.m.