Wolves Win NEAC Championship

Wolves Win NEAC Championship

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Field Hockey team won the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship for the second consecutive season, defeating Wells College 5-0 on Saturday night.

Keuka College (6-10) was led by Nicole Wilson and Alyssa Orsino. Wilson had five total points with a goal and three assists, while Orsino netted a pair of goals for the Wolves. Also scoring for Keuka was Alysa Maddaleno and Shelby Lamb.

Keuka College 5 vs. Wells College 0 – NEAC Championship

Keuka College would open the game on the attack, controlling the ball in the Express' end. The Wolves would open that scoring at 6:05 as Rielly Albee found Nicole Wilson for the goal. The Green and Gold continued to attack. In the 15th minute, Wilson found Alyssa Orsino at the top of the arc. The senior let a long shot go and found the goal as the Wolves doubled their lead. Keuka College would take a 3-0 lead minutes later as Nicole Wilson collected the ball in a scrum in front and passed it to the goal line. Alysa Maddaleno dove and tipped the ball in as the Wolves led by three at halftime.

The second half saw both teams control possession, but Keuka College still had the advantage in shots, 13-4, and penalty corners, 6-2, over Wells. Alyssa Orsino got her second goal of the game on another long shot with Shelby Lamb getting the assist. The Wolves capped the scoring in the 53rd minute as Lamb deflected a pass from Nicole Wilson into the goal as the Keuka College Field Hockey team continued on to defeat Wells College 5-0 to win the 2018 North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship.

Game Highlights:

Nicole Wilson opens the scoring with an assist from Rielly Albee

Wilson to Orsino makes it 2-0

Wilson is involved again, setting up Alysa Maddaleno for the goal

Alyssa Orsino gets her second of the game

Nicole Wilson gets her third assist as Shelby Lamb deflects it in

KC Notes:

  • Keuka has won the NEAC Championship for the second straight season
  • The Wolves improve to 4-1 all-time against Wells College
  • For her defensive efforts on Saturday, Adele Fairbrother was named Tournament MVP
  • Keuka College has set a new program record with their sixth win of the season
  • Alyssa Orsino's four points gives her 26 on the season, setting a new single season record for Keuka College

Up Next for Keuka College: Due to the partnership between the North Eastern Athletic Conference and the Colonial States Athletic Conference, Keuka College will now jump to the semi-finals of the CSAC Tournament. The Wolves will face former NEAC foe Wilson College on Tuesday in Pennsylvania. The winner of that game will face Keystone College next Saturday for the CSAC Championship and a berth in the 2018 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Tournament on the line.