Sisters Kourtney and Jonna Kennedy will each be competing in the second round of the NCAA Div. I Field Hockey Tournament Sunday, as their teams seek a berth in the Final Four.
Kourtney Kennedy, a junior defender with UConn, will be playing against Princeton in Storrs, Conn., at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Huskies, seeded second overall in the tournament, advanced to the second round by beating Fairfield 2-1 in overtime.
The former Raider has three goals and three assists this season, including scoring the game winner against Villanova. The Huskies (19-3) also won the Big East Tournament. Also, the Boston Globe recently featured Kennedy in a Q&A, in which she told them that field hockey was not her first sport. Read the story by clicking here.
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Jonna plays goalie for BC, and went 4-4 in eight starts this season. She has been back up goalie for the Eagles during the ACC tournament and the first NCAA game. BC (14-7) got to the final of the ACC tournament but lost to North Carolina.
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Pair Competes for Endicott
Two Watertown High School alumnae played in the NCAA Div. III field hockey tournament for Endicott College. Sophomore midfielder Sydney Poulin had two assists in the Gulls’ 8-1 first round win over Wilson College in Beverly. Freshman midfielder Olivia Lampasona did not score that day but she did record a shot.
Endicott lost 3-1 to Kean University in a game played in Middlebury, Vt. and ended the the season with a 19-5 record. The Gulls also won the Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament by beating University of New England 3-2.
Poulin’s 13 goals were third most goals on the Endicott team, and her nine assists ranked second, despite missing three games. She also recorded three game winning goals.
Lampasona scored three goals during the 2019 season, including the game winner against MIT. She started five games for the Gulls.