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Golfer Connie Ellett excels at Hoosier Invitational

October 19, 2014
Connie Ellett

Connie Ellett

The eight seed Northern Illinois University women’s golf team lost a pair of matches Saturday at the Hoosier Fall Invitational at the Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville Ind.

“The morning round went okay for us,” said NIU head coach Kim Kester. A couple groups were getting beat by birdies. The only way to beat those is to make birdies and those were hard to come by.”

The Huskies fell to top-seeded Indiana, 4-1, in their first match of the day and suffered a 3-2 setback to six seed Boston College.

Connie Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) continued her solid play in the match play format. The Huskie junior won both her matches, defeating Indiana’s Alix Kong, 3 & 2, before beating Katie Barrand of Boston College, 5 & 4

Samantha Coyne (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) was the only other Huskies to win a match as the NIU junior split her two matches. Coyne fell to Elizabeth Tong of Indiana, 2 up, while knocking off Boston College Jocelyn Chia, 4 & 3.

Lena Gautier (La Celle Saint Cloud, France/Cretiel) battled in both of her matches, falling 1 up in both contests. She took Boston College’s Christina McQuiston to 18 holes before losing the match.

The Huskies return to the course today to face Mid-American Conference foe Eastern Michigan. Tee time is set for 8:30 a.m. CT.

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