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Chargers Knock Off Field Hockey 2-0 Saturday

Chargers Knock Off Field Hockey 2-0 Saturday

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.

GAME INFORMATION
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."

GAME NOTES

  • 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.

GOALIE BREAKDOWN

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).

UP NEXT
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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