Field Hockey Ends Season

The hopes for ending the season on a positive note were dashed early Saturday morning, as the women’s field hockey team lost their final game to Lafayette 3-0.

The drizzly conditions that surrounded the game became almost a sure indicator of the outcome for the Raiders. Beginning almost immediately in the first half, Lafayette controlled play skillfully in the midfield and successfully set up multiple scoring chances. The Leopards were able to open up their scoring streak in the twenty-second minute, as senior forward Kelly Hilovsky scored off of a rebound from a shot taken outside by teammate Meghan Cicchi.

The Leopards did not finish their scoring there however, and remained on the prowl throughout the rest of the first half. At the thirty-six minute mark, first-year midfielder Deanna DeCroce did her duty in helping the team and slipped the ball by Pedersen to score the first of two unassisted goals in the game. The second of the pair would come off of a familiar face during the fifty eighth minute, when Hilovsky would yet again figure out the Colgate defense and net one from a five hole. 

It seemed to be the same offensive problem that bogged Colgate down. The ladies were outshot by a margin of 23-4, and only one of those four shots were on net. Senior captain and goalkeeper Sarah Pedersen was kept busy on the day, and came out of the game having tallied eight saves. She ends the season with a 3.32 Goals Against Average and 113 total saves.

Colgate finished the season with a 1-15 overall record.