After recording two back-to-back shutout wins this week, the College's field hockey team is back on its feet. Following a 2-1 loss to Rowan last week, the Lions needed last Tuesday's 5-0 win against Richard Stockton College and Thursday's 4-0 win over Cabrini College to have a shot at the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship.
The Lions field hockey team suffered their first loss since the beginning of the season on Saturday to the Profs of Rowan University, 2-1. The College, ranked 10th in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Coaches poll this week, is now 5-3, snapping a five-game winning streak.
Expect the unexpected.That seems to be the motto of the field hockey team. After recording two more wins this past week, the Lions are on a roll with five straight victories to bring their overall record to 5-2.
Another surprising outing by junior midfielder Kaitlin Wooster led the College to a 5-0 beating of Fairleigh Dickenson University-Florham.
Who would have thought that junior midfielder Kaitlin Wooster would have scored the only goal for the Lions against the Pioneers? While head coach Sharon Pfluger didn't know hers would be the only goal, she knew Wooster could be counted on to score.
"It was great being able to put in Kaitlin and having her score the only goal," Pfluger said.
A little hard work and a full team effort helped the women's field hockey team (2-2) regain their composure and come back for two big wins last week.
"It took us awhile to get adjusted," head coach Sharon Pfluger said. "They're learning so much all at once.
The College battled it out against Rider University in the 2004 Mercer County Indoor Track and Field Duals at Lawrenceville School as both the women and men won with a score of 104-84 and 109-80, respectively.
This is the third year that the dual, an intense competition of old rivals, has taken place.