Field hockey gaining momentum

MITCHELL DEMYTRK
Staff Writer

The University’s field hockey team netted a 6-1 victory Saturday against Moravian College.

The team was looking to get back on the winning track, especially after a stinging overtime loss to rival Marywood in overtime.
Scoring appeared to be the main catalyst for the team’s slow start, as the team averaged a modest 1.4 goals per game through seven games.

That would all change Saturday.

The team came out ready to play against the Moravian Greyhounds, who entered the game with an 0-6 record.
Senior leader Elizabeth Yorey, who scored both of her two goals in the first half which were also the first two goals of the game, was quick to score, only needing 3:30 to do so.

“The first goal I had was a (penalty) stroke, I was ecstatic that it went in and it’s really great to start (the game) off like that,” she said.

The next player to score was junior Meredith Campbell, who also scored two goals, both also coming in the first half. So after struggling through seven games to score, the team erupted for four goals in just the first half.

“Well as a team we’ve been working a lot lately on being aggressive in the circle,” Campbell said. “It was really awesome that we all came out really strong today, we showed we really wanted it.”

Moravian came into the game struggling at 0-6, but every conference opponent is a difficult test.

Even when Moravian scored their only goal in the first half, they put pressure on The University, but they handled that pressure well.

As Moravian started to gain momentum, the team snatched it away as first-year Grace McClatchy scored at the 64:59 mark, and just four minutes later, sophomore Elizabeth Tolley scored to add the finishing touches for a great win.

The University’s field hockey team is on the right track after a big win in conference play. The team must be in sync offensively like they were Saturday against Moravian in order to continue their success.

The team travels to Elizabethtown College this Saturday for another conference game.
The game begins at 1 p.m.

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