LONGMEADOW, Mass. - Wildcats senior Kaylee Herring (Worcester, Vt.) scored a game-high seven goals and added two assists, leading Bay Path University to a 16-11 win over the Newbury Nighthawks on Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference play.
Herring's seven goals are a season high, as were her 12 ground balls and 10 draw controls. Freshman Samantha Rubacha (Feeding Hills, Mass.) scored a career-high four goals.
The Nighthawks jumped out to a 5-1 leading midway through the first half, but the Wildcats were able to close the gap to go to halftime 7-7.
After 14 minutes of the second half, the Nighthawks and Wildcats were still locked in a tight battle, 11-11.
Wildcats junior Brittany Lacombe (West Springfield, Mass.) broke the tie with 13:37 remaining, providing the eventual game-winning goal. The Wildcats extended the lead with two goals in under a minute thanks to junior Megan McKenna (Bennington, Vt.) and Herring to lead 14-11.
Bay Path added two more tallies to come back from an early deficit to win 16-11.
Wildcats sophomore Kristina Tran (Agawam, Mass.) made nine saves, picking up the win to move to 1-5. Nighthawks sophomore Keely Molloy (Staten Island, N.Y.) takes to loss, falling to 1-7 in her eight save effort.
The Wildcats move to 2-5 (2-1 NECC) while the Nighthawks drop to 1-8 (1-3 NECC).
Newbury returns to play on Wednesday with conference play, hosting Mitchell College at 3:00 p.m. from Hormel Stadium.