Philly College Field Hockey Week In Review – September 19 to 26


Week of September 19 – 26, 2012 Games

#23 DREXEL 7 – 3, 2 -0 CAA

Results – Won 2 – 1 vs. James Madison, Won 1 – 0 vs. VCU, both at Buckley Field

Summary –

Drexel 2 James Madison 1 – Two second half goals allowed Drexel to overcome JMU and win their CAA opener.  Forward Christine Conrad scored the game winner with just under 7 minutes to play.  Forward Amanda Fleischut scored the other Dragon goal.  Drexel out-shot JMU 11-7 and had 12 penalty corners.

Drexel 1 VCU 0 – Forward Elise DiDonato netted the only goal of the game, and it was good enough to hand the Rams their first loss of the season.  The Dragons gave up 12 penalty corners but none resulted in a score.  Goal keeper Jantien Gunter recorded 9 saves.

Next Game – vs. New Hampshire 9/30 at Buckley Field

LA SALLE 3 – 7

Results – Lost 4 – 3 vs. Penn at DeVincent Field, Won 1 – 0 vs. RMU, Lost 3 – 1 at Liberty, both games in Lynchburg, Va.

Summary –

Penn 4 LaSalle 3 – Penn’s Elizabeth Hitti’s goal in the 64th minute broke a 3 all tie giving the Red and Blue the victory.  LaSalle tried to rally after Hitti scored the lead goal putting four shots on goal, but could not get the equalizer.  Explorer forward Colleen Kempf had a goal and assisted on the score by forward Maddie Doub.  Forward Maddie Tettelbach had the other LaSalle goal.  The Explorers had an 18 – 12 advantage in shots and an 8 – 4 edge in penalty corners.

LaSalle 1 Robert Morris 0 – Forward Olivia Shoemaker scored her third goal of the season in the 33rd minute, and that’s all LaSalle needed to get a neutral site win over RMU.  Goal keeper Lisa Scaffer made 6 saves recording her third shutout if the season.  LaSalle had a 17 – 9 edge in shots and a 6 – 4 lead in penalty corners.

Liberty 3 LaSalle 1 – The Flames scored twice in the first four minutes for a lead LaSalle would not overcome falling 3 – 1.  Shoemaker scored for the second consecutive game, and has four goals on the season.  LaSalle was outshot 21 – 9.

Next Game – vs. Bryant 9/28 at DeVincent Field

PENN 5 – 3, 1 – 1 Ivy League

Results – Won 4 – 3 at LaSalle, Won 4 – 3 vs. Harvard at Franklin Field

Summary –

Penn 4 LaSalle 3 – Attack Elizabeth Hitti scored with just over five minutes remaining to propel the Red and Blue to the win.  Hitti had 2 goals in the game, along with midfielder Amelia Cohen.  Midfielder Sarah Hasson assisted on Cohen’s second goal of the game which gave Penn their first lead of the game at 3 – 2.  Maddie Doub tied the game for LaSalle before Hitti’s game winner.  Penn goal keeper Carly Sokach had 11 saves.

Penn 4 Harvard 3 – Penn took a 3 – 2 halftime lead when Hasson scored 35 seconds before halftime.  She made it 4 – 2 on the eventual game winning goal eight minutes into the second half.  Harvard got to within one goal with 11 minutes remaining, but the Crimson got only one more attempt to score.  Attack Sunny Stirewalt and Hitti scored the other Penn goals.  Hasson assisted on the Stirewalt tally.  Sokach finished the game with 9 saves as Harvard outshot Penn 15 – 12.

Sarah Hasson was named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week.

Elizabeth Hitti was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Next Game – at Dartmouth 9/29, at Lafayette 10/3


Results – Lost 5 – 1 vs. Monmouth, Lost 5 – 1 vs. Colgate, both games at Ryan Field

Summary –

Monmouth 5 Saint Joseph’s 1 – Forward Jordan Martin scored her fourth goal of the season which was the only goal for the Hawks as they fall 5 – 1.  It was the first win of the season for Monmouth.  Martin scored off a feed from midfielder Nicole Gerdes to bring SJU to within one goal at 2 – 1 with 31:32 on the clock.  Trish O’Dwyer answered with back to back goals for Monmouth.  Goal keeper Kate Mitchell had 10 saves and Maddie Wagenfeld stopped 4 shots in her first action of the season.

Colgate 5 Saint Joseph’s 1 –

Martin scored her fifth goal of the season, but, again, it was the only one for Saint Joseph’s falling 5 – 1 to Colgate.  Martin’s goal was unassisted.  SJU had a 27 – 13 advantage in shots and a 20 – 8 edge in penalty corners.  Colgate had the lead on the scoreboard.

Next Game – vs. Ohio 9/28 at Ryan Field, at Virginia 9/30

TEMPLE 5 – 5

Results – Won 7 – 3 vs. Colgate at Geasey Field, Won 5 – 4 at Bucknell

Summary –

Amber Youtz – Atlantic 10 Player of the Week

Temple 7 Colgate 3 – Forward Amber Youtz notched the first hat trick of her career leading the Owls to a 7 – 3 win.  Temple got goals from forwards Katie Briglia and Lauren Hunt, and midfielders Nicole Kroener and Mandi Shearer.  Temple outshot Colgate 29 – 12 and had a 10 – 3 edge in penalty corners.Temple 5 Bucknell 4 – The next day Temple went to Bucknell and got a 5 – 4 come from behind victory.  In this game Youtz posted her second hat trick in two days to lead the Owls.  Temple trailed 4 – 3 when Youtz scored the equalizer.  Later, she assisted in the game winner by forward Alyssa Delp.  Kroener had the other goal for the Owls.  Temple has scored 17 goals in their last three games.

For her efforts Amber Youtz was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week.  She leads the conference in scoring with 12 goals.

Next Game – at Longwood 9/28, at Maryland 9/30

VILLANOVA 4 – 5, 0 – 2 Big East

Results – Lost 1 – 0 vs.#5 Connecticut at Villanova Stadium

Summary –

Connecticut 1 Villanova 0 – The Wildcats held #5 UConn scoreless until the 66th minute, but Louisa Boddy scored to down Villanova 1 – 0.  Goal keeper Alex Diekmann recorded a career-high 14 saves and has 71 saves in 8 games.  Backs Kristen Davila, Moriah Allen, and Ann Romanowski stood firm against 28 shots and 12 penalty corners.  Villanova got only one shot and one penalty corner against the nationally ranked Huskies.

Alex Diekmann was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll.

Next Game – at Rutgers 9/29, vs. Bryant 9/30 at Villanova Stadium

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