RECAP: Marywood field hockey’s September


Marywood next faces Gwynedd Mercy University on October 8.

The Marywood field hockey team finished the first month of its season with a record of 2 – 6. The Pacers’ season will continue throughout October with playoffs beginning in late October into early November. 



The Marywood field hockey team opened their season away against SUNY Cortland. Junior goalkeeper Rachel Yohn had 15 saves, with two defensive saves by senior Klaira Bievenour. Cortland won 4-0.



The team played Endicott College in the opener of the Betty Richey Tournament. The Pacers lost the hard fought game 5-1 with eight stops from Yohn. Sophomore Lauren Youngken scored with an assist from senior Shannon Goslini.



Stevens Institute of Technology shut out the Pacers 2-0 in the second game of the Betty Richey Tournament. Sophomore Amanda Leeland had one shot on goal, while Yohn finished with six saves.



The team notched its first victory of the season at home against King’s College. Sophomore Brianna Sumner scored the Pacers’ first goal with an assist from junior Grace LePage. The Pacers headed into overtime after King’s tied the game in the fourth quarter. After no goals were scored in the two rounds of overtime, a shootout began. After a back and forth battle, sophomore Corrin Hasty scored in the ninth round of the shootout, making the final score 2-1 Marywood.



The team took on the University of Scranton at home, falling short by a final score of 4-0. Youngken had four shots on goal while sophomores Liv Rosengrant, Leeland and Hasty had one shot each. 



The Pacers took their second  victory with a win over Keystone College with a final score of 7-2. Sophomore Milana Straub scored two goals while sophomores Cassie Slusser, Victoria Schultz, Belle Coleman and Youngken each scored once. Sophomore midfielder Riley Kennedy filled in as goalkeeper and earned her first save.



SUNY Geneseo shut out the Pacers at Scranton 2-0. Goalkeeper Yohn had seven saves on goal.



The team wrapped up the month by taking on DeSales University at home. DeSales scored once in each of the first two quarters, but the Pacers were unable to secure any goals. The final score was 2-0. The Pacers had eight total shots on goal with shots from freshman Megan Van Wert along with Slusser and Leeland. Yohn had four saves in the cage while Hasty added one defensive save.

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