Sept. 6, 1997

Field Hockey Tops New Hampshire

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State seniors Rayna Hiscox and Anne Berberich each chipped in two goals, as the Spartans cruised to a 4-1 victory against New Hampshire in the opening round of the UMASS/Phoenix Invitational Tournament, held in Amherst, Mass.

MSU (3-1) outshot the Wildcats 19-9, as the Spartans seized a 3-0 lead early in the first half, including two goals by Berberich just 1:05 apart. Hiscoxís two scores gives her six goals in her last three games, as she beat the goalkeeper once in each of the two halves. Junior goalkeeper Beth George made seven saves to notch her third victory of the season.

The Spartans will meet Massachusetts in Sundayís championship game, as the host school beat California, 8-1, in the other opening match. New Hampshire and California will play in the consolation game at 11 A.M. The MSU-UMass title game will follow at 1 P.M.

MICHIGAN STATE  3   1       --  4
NEW HAMPSHIRE   0   1       --  1
Scoring
First Half:
MSU - Rayna Hiscox  (Sofie Frankenhuis, Sarah Wilson)    25:45
MSU - Anne Berberich  (Rayna Hiscox)    18:39
MSU - Anne Berberich  17:34
Second Half:
MSU - Rayna Hiscox    26:35
NH - Caroline Coyne (Becky Craigue)    22:16
Shots
Michigan State:  19
New Hampshire:   9  
Saves   
Michigan State:
Beth George -- 7
New Hampshire:
Mary Pearsall -- 1
Amy Agulay -- 9