SPORTS BRIEF: The Pacers’ field hockey team wins third straight game


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John Ferraro, Sports Editor

The Marywood field hockey squad won its third straight non-conference game against Ramapo College 3-1 Sunday afternoon.

According to, senior forward Amelia Waibel, an early childhood and special education major, had her fingerprints all over the game, scoring bookend goals to boost the Pacers to victory.

Waibel opened the scoring in the 14th minute with an unassisted goal. She stole the ball from one Roadrunner and ran past another to get the Pacers on the board.

That lead was short-lived as only six minutes later, Ramapo College’s Nicole Healey hit the back of the cage on a penalty corner to even the game 1-1.

The second period was a stalemate as both teams played lockdown defense. With only minutes left in regulation, the Pacers finally broke the tie.

Marywood’s Gabbie Bower, a senior criminal justice major, hit into the cage with only 3:11 remaining in the game. Bower’s goal proved to be the game-winner.

Only a few moments later, Waibel gave the Pacers insurance with her second goal. It was her first career multiple-goal game.

The Pacers’ also showed their defensive prowess allowing only three shots from the Roadrunners the entire game.

Marywood looks to continue its winning streak when the team hosts Wilkes University this Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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