Last Sunday the field hockey team played its last road game against Columbia University, and the all-too-familiar opponent managed to tame the Raiders, beating them 3-0.
The two teams played a deadlocked game for the entire first half. Each team registered shots, but neither was able to find the net. Heading into the second half, the scoreboard was blank.
It was not until eighteen minutes into the half that Columbia got on the board. The Lions drew the ball up to the right side of the net, allowing Jane Gartland to score. This was followed ten minutes later by another Columbia goal, coming off a pass from Jacqui Munro to Ramie Merrill. Merrill then took the ball straight to the goal.
Scoring ended for both teams when a Columbia penalty corner at 67:07 rolled off Megan Davidson’s stick and past senior goalkeeper Jacqui DeMarco.
“It was a real team effort in the first half, and we were close, but we couldn’t get the ball in the cage” said DeMarco.
This was evident from the stark differences in Colgate’s and Columbia’s shots between the two halves. The first ended 8-6 in Colgate’s favor, while in the second Columbia turned the tables and outshot the Raiders 17-6.
“This season has been difficult, but I think the improvement is the fact that we all still show up everyday trying to get better and make it work,” said DeMarco. “There have been some great moments from this team.”
Colgate looks to create a few more great moments this weekend, when they end their season with a doubleheader at home, taking on Lehigh on Saturday and Cornell on Sunday.