By Seva Galant
The women’s field hockey team managed to end Gwynedd Mercy University’s winning streak, winning in a 6-0 shutout on Saturday, Sept. 21. The No. 5 Lions managed to generate an astounding 23 shots and six goals throughout the game, while Gwynedd Mercy was only able to put up one shot.
The team’s defense was strong and the offense was overwhelming, as Gwynedd Mercy was unable to respond. The scoring began with senior forward Kayla Peterson blasting a shot off from the corner, followed by senior forward Tori Hannah scoring back-to-back goals and Tori Tiefenthaler finding an opportunity in the back of the net.
Using that upward momentum that they’ve accumulated throughout the season, the Lions launched into the game and continued to push the pace so much that Gwynedd Mercy couldn’t keep up.
Senior forward Cayla Andrews managed to find another opportunity after the half to pile even more on the score. Senior goalkeeper Maddie Beaumont also managed to receive defensive credit with an interception of a long pass that could have broken the shutout.
With this game under its belt, the College furthered its position in the conference and hopes to improve its seed before championship play begins.
On Saturday Sept. 21, the Lions went up against Salisbury University and came out victorious with a 4-2 score. For the first time in the season, the team was offensively outmatched by the opposition. However, senior goalkeeper Maddie Beaumont managed to protect the goal 10 times, leaving only two goals on the board.
Once again the College was able to defeat an undefeated team and diminish Salisbury’s record to 6-1. Senior forward Kayla Peterson initiated the momentum off a penalty shot deflection to find the goal.
Salisbury responded relatively quickly, putting the team in a two-on-one pinch to tie up the game. Andrews found the goal off an assist from junior midfielder Samantha Reed, while Hannah increased the lead by two following that. Andrews secured the win putting the Lions up by three goals, protecting the College’s victory.
The team takes to the field again on Oct. 3, as it travels to Ursinus College.