Field Hockey

Katherine Harris, Senior Writer

Ending the weekend with two shutouts, including an overtime victory against a ranked opponent, the field hockey team proved to be up to the challenge of its tough schedule this past week. The team recorded victories against Saint Joseph’s and No. 14 Princeton to improve its record to 4-1, the best start to a season since 2006 for the Orange and Blue. The Bison started off their weekend with a trip to Saint Joseph’s on Sept. 12. Goalkeeper Shannon Keen ’16 recorded three saves while bolstering the defense during the majority of the game. Fortunately, the Orange and Blue were able to limit Keen’s touches in general with a strong offensive performance. Amy Mucelli ’17 put the Bison on the board 6:31 into the game, recording her first goal of the year. The assist on the goal came from Liz Wills ’15, who also scored later in the game to increase her scoring streak to four games. Kiersten Sydnor ’16 and Lexie Curry ’18 also made it on the board for the team, leading to a solid 4-0 victory on the day. Even with the decisive victory under their belt, the Orange and Blue knew they would be in for a challenge when going up against No. 14 Princeton on Sept. 14. The match was a defensive battle from the start, with Keen once again coming in strong for her team. Keen recorded a career-high seven saves in the game. The Bison struggled on offense during regulation, taking only five shots in 70 minutes. In overtime, Amie Pritchard ’15 pulled through for her squad, netting a long-range shot to propel her team to victory. The win extended the Bison’s winning streak to four games. As the Bison attempt to extend their winning streak, the Orange and Blue will play their first home game of the season tomorrow at 11 a.m. against Temple.

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