September 20, 2013
Field hockey defeeats Elmira by four goalsThe Susquehanna Crusaders (4-2) and the Kings Monarchs (3-2) struggled with a blank scoreboard for almost 19 minutes in the first half on Saturday, but the Monarchs pulled ahead early, taking a 4-1 win, halting the Crusaders' four-game winning streak.
The stalemate ended with a penalty-stroke goal for Kings at 18:57 to put them up 1-0. Two shots and three penalty corners later, the Crusaders were able to tie the game 1-1 at 31:13 and end scoring for the period, as senior mid Erica Reichart fed freshman forward Lauren Cram a long shot to place it just inside the left post.
Susquehanna could neither keep the tie or pull ahead as Kings pushed ahead in the second half, scoring three goals while the Crusaders failed to place any more in the cage despite out-shooting Kings 6-4 in the second half and 11-5 in penalty corners.
"Our effort and ability to never give up was incredible during our Kings game," said Crusaders head coach Kaitlyn Wahila.. "Our best play came after being down 4-1 and we had [the] majority of our attack opportunities within the last ten minutes of the game."
Junior forward Brodie Ercole said, "We were able to respond to their first goal with a goal of our own. The second half was a result of lack of communication."
Senior goalkeeper Margaret Ruth saved three of seven shots on goal. Cram had a team-high three shots on goal, while sophomore mid Katherine Millett added two, and senior mids Rebecca Marion and Reichart each one.
Susquehanna and Elmira tied in shots with 10 and senior goalkeeper Margaret Ruth made three saves in the loss on seven shots on goal for Elmira.
Susquehanna 5, Elmira 1
The Crusaders beat Elmira, 5-1 for their fourth consecutive win Tuesday.
The Crusaders shut out the Soaring Eagles 3-0 in the first half, with an early score from Ercole assisted by freshman forward/midfielder Megan McClellan 2:35 into the game.
At 18:26, Reichart followed unassisted and sophomore forward Alison Caulfield closed the scoring half at 21:57 with an assist from Cram.
Although Elmira sunk one early to open the second period, Susquehanna retaliated with McClellan finding the cage for a second time with the help of Ercole following a penalty corner. Sophomore mid/back Emily Reich scored the final goal of the game off of an assist by Caulfield in the 61st minute, providing a comfortable margin of victory.
"We were able to put together great attack opportunities inside of our attack end and finish on five of those opportunities," Wahila said. "We had Alison Caulfield score her first two goals of the season, which was a great accomplishment for her coming off the bench."
Susquehanna continues its non-conference competition facing Marywood away on Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. against Ithaca.
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