By Seva Galant
The women’s field hockey team traveled to Central Valley, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 10 to face off against DeSales University, and managed to produce its third consecutive victory.
The Lions generated a stunning six goals, including four by senior forward Cayla Andrews. The other two came from sophomore midfielder Camryn Ley and sophomore forward Sara Waldron.
There was an important display of ability, as the Lions just managed to secure a top-five spot in the conference. Even though the two-game shutout streak ended, the Lions are still a force to be reckoned with — especially since they have now outscored opponents by a combined score of 17-2 in only four games.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Lions furthered their flawless record, as they overcame another top-10 team in their home opener. Playing against No. 7 seed Messiah College, freshman midfielder Jess Hatch, junior forward Tori Tiefenthaler and sophomore forward Sara Waldron made three total goals. Coming back from a 1-0 deficit from the first quarter, the Lions responded by making a goal in each of the final three quarters, as they went on to win 3-1.
The game’s outcome was largely the result of a phenomenal effort from senior goalkeeper Maddie Beaumont, who blocked 10 goals from the opposition. Andrews now sits at No. 12 in program history for career goals and is looking to break into 11th in her next few games.
The Lions are now 4-0 and secure the No. 5 seed as of this past weekend. Their next comes at home against Salisbury University on Saturday, Sept. 21.