Field hockey comes up short in home games

By Eric Weiss

Senior Writer

The Bison field hockey team faced another weekend of stiff competition as the women fell to Albany 3-2 and No. 4 Princeton 7-0.

At this weekend’s first home game, the Bison conceded two early goals to Albany. Daphne Voormolen led Albany to victory. Her hat trick was the only offense the Great Danes could offer.

Morgan Kauffman ’11 closed the gap to a single goal with 11:20 left in the first half, registering her first goal of the season.

“We know what we have to do now in order to win, it’s just going to come down to executing,” Kauffman said.

In the second half, Voormolen continued her success as she scored her third and final goal of the day off a rebound from one of her teammates.

The Bison then pulled within one goal as Marci Richard ’12 tipped in a shot from Tayler Seigrist ’13.

The Orange and Blue continued the pressure all the way to the final horn but failed to score a tying goal, falling 3-2.

“Albany was a tough one; we felt like we made some serious progress in our defensive decision making and put a ton of pressure on them offensively, just came up a bit short in the end,” Head Coach Jeremy Cook said.

Against Princeton on Sunday, the Bison faced one of the nation’s best as they were only allowed three shots in the contest. Sarah Zargarpour ’12 made nine saves but was unable to silence the punishing Tiger attack.

Two seniors led the offensive charge for the Bison as Kelly Bruvik ’11 and Christine Weiss ’11 respectively attempted one and two shots on goal.

The women will return home for a five-game series where they will host Cornell, Towson and Lock Haven over the next 10 days.

“The home games coming up should be a blast. Graham Field is a fantastic venue, and the team has had some really memorable performances there,” Cook said.

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