Field Hockey shuffles past Colgate

Billiken Field Hockey answers back after a poor showing during opening weekend play. The women are now on a two-win streak, with a record of 2-2.

On Aug. 25, the Billikens lost their first regular season game on the road to the Ball State Cardinals. The Cardinals scored five goals against SLU, while SLU experienced offensive failure.

The Billikens next matchup was a neutral site game against Ohio University at Ball State’s field. The Billikens doubled their shots on goal from the previous game from three against Ball State to six, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Bobcats. The Billikens fell 1-6 with a goal in the first half by Jess Dunlap, midfielder.

On Aug. 30 the Billikens had their home opener against LIU Brooklyn where they had an overdue offensive explosion. Carly Kissinger, midfielder, had the first two goals, with Morgan Crowe, forward, assisting both goals. Then at 33 minutes into the half, Julia Bakker, forward, found the back of the cage off a pass from Katie Moss, midfielder.

The scoring continued in the second half with another Kissinger-Crowe combo, but with the roles reversed. In the 64th minute Moss dove in front of LIU’s goalie for a tip on a shot by Hanna Smith, forward. The Billikens came out on top, winning 5-1.

The Billikens edged out over Colgate to continue their winning streak on Sept. 2. Throughout the first half the Billikens held their ground against Colgate’s shots, ending the half 0-0, with Colgate having four shots on goal to SLU’s two.

The second half continued scoreless until the 66th minute when Kissinger assisted Moss. In the final minutes the Billikens played possession to run out the clock to beat Colgate 1-0.

Tuesday, Kissinger received Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, an honor a SLU field hockey player hasn’t received since 2011.

The Billikens look toward playing Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Sept. 10.