SALEM, Mass. – Samantha Hayes (Norwood, Mass.) scored three goals to lead the Bears of Bridgewater State to a 5-3 Little East Conference victory over Salem State at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon. The Bears improve to 5-4 and (3-3) in the Little East while the Vikings fall to 0-8, and 0-5 in the conference.
Hayes scored back-to-back goals in the first 11 minutes of the game, giving Bridgewater State a 2-0 lead. In the 13th minute, Erin Davies (Arlington, Mass.) cut the deficit in half, but three minutes later, Hayes notched the hat-trick as the Bears took a two-goal advantage into halftime.
Alexandra Zoebisch (Plymouth, Mass.) made it 4-1 in favor of Bridgewater State early in the second half before Hayes assisted Olivia Ahlman (Halifax, Mass.) for a 5-1 Bears' lead in the 49th minute.
Salem State made a final push, scoring two goals late as Courtney Smith (Peabody, Mass.) and Davies, who found the back of the net for a second time, made the score 5-3.
Bridgewater State held a 17-10 advantage in shots.