Field hockey beats Colgate

Laurel McHale, Contributing Writer

The Bison traveled to Colgate this weekend to take on the Raiders. Mackenzie Kile ’23 scored her second career goal with less than five minutes into the third quarter to seal the 1-0 win over Colgate. It was the Bison’s second consecutive win, and the team now sits at 2-3 with one game left on the schedule this spring.

“Our game against Colgate was a huge team win for us. We knew it would be tough because we lost to them the first time we played them, but our goal was to outwork them and that really showed. We were very aggressive in our press and in the attacking circle,” Megan Keeney ’21 said.

Goalkeeper Clara McCormick ’23 stayed hot this weekend, blocking all five of Colgate’s shots on net. The Raiders edged out the Bison 10-7 in shots, but penalty corners were even with each team earning four. The Bison finally got a pair of shots later in the second quarter — Leah Fogelsanger ’21 saw a good scoring chance with under 10 seconds to play in the first half — but the Colgate goalkeeper sweeped this opportunity away.

Shortly after the second half started, the Bison made their way into Raider territory. A long pass deflected off Keeney found its way to Kile, and she made this opportunity count. After this goal, the Bison defense along with McCormick stayed strong after facing three more shots in the second half and two more penalty corners.

“Moving forward, our goal is to keep connecting as a team, and we are excited to have the girls who were in quarantine back in full strength! We are hoping to get a win against Lafayette, which would help us potentially clinch a spot in the Patriot League tournament,” Keeney said.

The Orange and Blue return home on April 11, as they face Lafayette for their Senior Day. The game is scheduled at 1 p.m. and will also be streamed on ESPN+.

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