NEW LONDON, N.H. – The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Field Hockey team dropped a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) contest to the Chargers of Colby-Sawyer College, 2-0, at the Sally Shaw Veitch Track and Field Saturday afternoon.
The Chargers got out and scored early, with two players scoring in the first half to take a 2-0 advantage. The Blue Jays continued to hang tough as long as they could, holding the hosts scoreless in the second half behind a high-intensity defensive effort, but were unable to get any goals into the cage by game's end.
Score: Saint Joseph 0, Colby-Sawyer 2
Records: USJ 1-6 (0-3 GNAC), CSC 8-1 (5-0 GNAC)
Location: Sally Shaw Veitch Track and Field | New London, N.H.
COACH QUOTE [Karen Nell] "I am very proud of our team. After a long break between games, our defense and goalie held a relentless attack to a scoreless second half. Najr [White] had a goal-line stop to keep them scoreless. Everyone on the field gave 100% effort. We are looking forward to next week."
- First time the Blue Jays have not allowed a second-half goal since their 1-0 win over Albertus Magnus on September 1, the team's first-ever match.
- Colby-Sawyer dominated in the penalty corner department, holding a 16-0 advantage.
- First-ever meeting between the programs.
NUMBER TO KNOW
24 – The Chargers took 24 shots to just three for USJ. 16 of those came in the second half, all were stopped by the Blue Jays.
USJ – Sophomore goalie and captain Wendy Bowden (Old Saybrook, Conn.) took the loss (0-5), but not without a tremendous effort in the cage, making a career-best 13 saves in 60 minutes. She allowed two goals, both in the first half.
CSC – Junior goalkeeper Lauren Wilkinson (Lynn, Mass.) had two saves in 60 minutes, picking up the shutout victory (6-1).
The Blue Jays will be back at home for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference battle, this one with intrastate foe and GNAC rival, Albertus Magnus College, on Monday, October 4 at 3:30 p.m.
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