Husson field hockey has a date with Mt. Holyoke in first round NCAA tourney game

Brit Mellor scored her first goal of the season at just the right time for the Husson University Eagles field hockey team.

Mellor lifted the Eagles to a 1-0 victory over the UMF Beavers in the North Atlantic Conference championship game when she put the ball past goalie Patricia Smith with 3:35 remaining in the second overtime.

Smith and outstanding defense kept the underdog Beavers in the game. Husson (9-8) out-shot UMF 67-2. Smith recorded 30 saves.

With the win, the Eagles advanced to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011. Husson will travel to South Hadley, Mass for a first round NCAA game against the Mount Holyoke Lions on Wednesday, November 12th. The winner will advance to the semifinals where they will take on Bowdoin.