By Christine Houghton
The College’s field hockey team topped Albright College and Montclair State University, improving its record to 13-0 on the season.
On Oct. 15, the team traveled to Reading, Pa., to claim a 3-1 victory over Albright. The team entered the match ranked fifth in the country in penalty corners per game, earning a pair in the first few minutes of play.
The first corner was blocked, but the second was cashed in by freshman midfielder/defender Jess Hatch when she made a pass to senior forward/midfielder Kayla Peterson, who put the Lions up 1-0.
The lead, which lasted until halftime, was helped along by a second quarter save from sophomore defender Lauren Cammarata. Senior forward Cayla Andrews also scored off a pass by senior forward Tori Hannah in the second quarter, making the score 2-0 in favor of the College going into halftime. Andrews would go on to score late in the third quarter off an assist from Peterson to close out scoring for the Lions.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, the team traveled to Montclair State, where it delivered a 1-0 shutout against the New Jersey Athletic Conference opponent. The game presented the usual lopsided statistics in favor of the Lions, such as 19-3 in shots and 22-4 in corner penalties.
Late in the second quarter, Peterson delivered a strong pass to Andrews, who then scored the game’s one and only goal. Senior goalkeeper Maddie Beaumont pulled through for her seventh shutout of the season.
The team returns to the field on Saturday, Oct. 26, to take on NJAC opponent Kean University.