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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Freshman Alycia Pici’s two goals helps Mansfield to a 5-2 win over Houghton

HOUGHTON, NY – Freshman Alycia Pici scored twice and sophomore Jaimie Purdy added a goal and two assists to lead Mansfield to a 5-2 win over Houghton in a non-conference field hockey game Saturday afternoon.

Houghton got on the scoreboard first with a goal by Rachel Stefanski less than two minutes into the game. Mansfield tied the score at 1-1 on a goal by senior Brittany Kostishion off an assist from freshman Kristyn Grunza in the 16th minute.

Mansfield would take a 2-1 lead a little over two minutes later when Purdy scored on an assist from freshman Kristy Tutorow. But Houghton would tie the score at 2-2 in the 19th minute on a goal by Ashley Hoffman.

Mansfield took the lead for good on Kristyn Grunza’s seventh goal of the season two minutes later before Pici scored her goals in the 30th and 37th minute off assists from Purdy.

Freshman Jamie Twist was credited with four saves for Mansfield while Emily VanEenwyk has six saves for Houghton. Mansfield outshot Houghton 27-16.

It was the second straight win for the Mountaineers who improved to 4-8 overall. Houghton falls to 3-6

Mansfield host Millersville on Sunday and will sponsor ‘Play 4 the Cure”, a promotion to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. Game time is 1 p.m.


                       Field Hockey Game Summary (Final)

       Mansfield University vs Houghton College (Oct 03, 2009 at Unknown)


 Mansfield University (4-8) vs. Houghton College (3-6)



 Goals by period       1  2  Tot


 Mansfield University  4  1 -  5

 Houghton College....  2  0 -  2



  1.   1:20 HCFH Stefanski, Rachel (Lang, Carissa)

  2.  16:07 MANS Brittany Kostishion (Kristyn Grunza)

  3.  17:49 MANS Jaimie Purdy (Kristy Tutorow)

  4.  19:02 HCFH Hoffman, Ashley (Engle, Ashley)

  5.  21:15 MANS Kristyn Grunza (unassisted)

  6.  30:04 MANS Alycia Pici (Jaimie Purdy)

  7.  37:28 MANS Alycia Pici (Jaimie Purdy)


 Shots: Mansfield University 27, Houghton College 16

 Saves: Mansfield University 7 (Jamie Twist 4; TEAM 3), Houghton

 College 6 (VanEenwyk, Emily 6)



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