Field Hockey falls to Lock Haven

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The SLU field hockey team traveled to Lock Haven, Pa. for a conference match on Oct. 2, losing 7-0 to the Bald Eagles.

Senior midfielder Caitlin Gibson took the first shot of the game off a penalty corner from sophomore midfielder Carly Kissinger. The Bills had another quality chance in the 11th minute with a shot from junior midfielder Morgan Crowe off Kissinger’s penalty corner. However, Lock Haven beat the Billikens to the board when they put away a penalty corner in the 19th minute.

Sophomore forward Amanda Clark responded just a minute later with a shot on goal, but the Lock Haven goalie came away with the save. The Bald Eagles notched another goal on the board in the last seconds of the first half off a loose ball from a penalty corner squabble. SLU went into halftime facing a 2-0 deficit.

SLU faced major setbacks in the beginning of the second half. Lock Haven made it clear that they were not going to take it easy on the Billikens, as they put three goals in the back of the net within eight minutes to take 5-0 lead.

SLU only put one more shot on frame when freshman midfielder Sophia Cheever hit the post in the 56th minute. The Billikens were unable to muster up any offensive push in the last minutes of the game and eventually let in two more goals to lose with a final score of 7-0.

The women put a total of four shots on the board and earned three penalty corners. Sophomore goalie Jessie Bryan made three saves in the match, adding to her 70 saves on the year. She has played over 500 minutes this season and is currently ranked fifth in the NCAA with 8.33 saves per game.

Sophomore midfielder Molly Feid currently leads the pack with four goals and two assists, and Kissinger is a close second with three goals and three assists. Freshman Alison Pinnock has two goals on the season. Senior back Maya Bentley, Cheever and sophomore midfielder Jess Dunlap all have put one goal away for the Bills this season.

Up next for the Billikens are two home games against La Salle on Oct. 14 and Central Michigan on Oct. 16 at Sportport.

Later in the season, the women will face Davidson, Saint Francis, VCU and Richmond before the A-10 Championship on Nov. 4.