October 31, 2020
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Field hockey improves to 2-0 in conference

By Christine Houghton
Sports Editor

The leaves may have changed, but the Lions’ dominance never let up during their strong fall break, as they’ve limited their last three opponents to just one goal combined.

Starting off their conference play on Oct. 5, the Lions faced off against Ramapo College, shutting it out 5-0. 

Sophomore midfielder/defender Camryn Ley scored first for the Lions off a corner from freshman midfielder/defender Jess Hatch, giving them a lead they would carry into halftime.

Tiefenthaler takes a swing at the goal (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

Ley and senior forward Cayla Andrews both scored during the third quarter, moving the College’s lead to 3-0. 

Senior forward Tori Hannah then found Andrews for the fourth score of the game to start off the final quarter. Hannah scored a goal of her own to close out the game, improving the team to 16-0 against Ramapo all-time. The College outshot its opponent 28-6 and had 19 corners compared to Ramapo’s four.

The team stayed at Lions’ Stadium on Oct. 8 to take on Eastern University in a matchup that ultimately went in favor of the College by a score of 8-1. 

Hatch, Hannah, Andrews, freshman forward Emmalee Olsen and junior midfielder Samantha Reed all each had one goal during the game.

Junior forward Tori Tiefenthaler had an impressive day, with five shots on goal and three total goals throughout the game. The Lions outshot yet another opponent, this time 30-5.

Saturday, Oct. 12, yielded a 4-0 shutout over William Paterson University. Peterson scored twice during the game, one in the second quarter and one in the fourth. Hatch assisted one of Peterson’s goals and scored one of her own in the second quarter. 

Hannah offered an assist to Tiefenthaler at the start of the second quarter for the first score of the game and Tiefenthaler’s 100th career goal. As usual, the team outshot its opponent, this time 36-13. 

The Lions return to the turf on Saturday, Oct. 19, when they will travel to Montclair State University for a New Jersey Athletic Conference contest.

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