By Christine Houghton
The women’s field hockey team traveled to Cabrini University on Sept. 24 for an out-of-conference duel. The team continued its dominant performance, posting an 8-0 shutout and pushing its record to 7-0.
Scoring began for the Lions just a minute into the game with a goal by freshman midfielder/defender Jess Hatch off a pass from junior forward Tori Tiefenthaler.
Hatch now has three career goals. Tiefenthaler snuck behind the Cabrini defense alongside senior forward Cayla Andrews for the Lions’ second goal of the game.
Senior forward Tori Hannah broke the scoring silence when she scored about a minute into the second quarter. Hannah scored the third goal of the day for the Lions, sending them into halftime with a 3-0 lead. To start off the second half, Hannah made a strong pass to Andrews for an easy goal behind Cabrini’s goalkeeper. Andrews wasn’t satisfied with just one, as she came back shortly to score another goal, moving the team up 5-0.
Sophomore forward Sophia Popp beat out numerous defenders for her first career goal, pushing the Lions further into the lead. Senior forward/midfielder Kayla Peterson assisted sophomore midfielder/defender Camryn Ley in delivering another strike to the Cabrini defense.
Junior midfielder Samantha Reed closed out the game with a final swing, sealing the 8-0 shutout.
The Lions return to the field on Thursday, Oct. 3, as they take to the road again to battle Ursinus College.