field hockey: tigers shutout by pride

By: Geoffrey Parker, Contributing Writer

This past Sunday, the Tigers (2-11, 0-3 CAA) traveled to take on the Hofstra Pride (11-4, 1-1) in a conference match, but lost 9-0.

The Tigers got off to a slow start, getting behind 5-0 in the first half of play. Scoring in bunches, the Pride got on the board twice in the 13th minute of play and three more toward the tail end of the half.

The Tigers were very active defensively in the first half despite the five goals, with Stacey Mackintosh and Erika McKay both recording defensive saves.

Goalkeeper Emilee Woodall made 12 first half saves and the Tigers stopped three first half penalty corner opportunities.

Her defensive performance earned her praise from the referees and the coaching staff.

Head Coach Carly Campana said that Woodall “played great.”

In the second half, Hofstra scored four more goals while shutting out the Tigers to get a 9-0 victory in the conference match up.

For Hofstra, Simca Schoen scored a hat trick with her third goal of the game in the 45th minute.

The Pride outshot the Tigers 21-0 in the second half as well. This ended up leaving the Tigers behind in shots taken 44-3 (33-2 on goal).

When asked about the shots taken total after the game, Campana praised them for playing hard all game, but said they need to “play for each other and apply the concepts and skills taught at practice.”

She also said that she can see the potential of the team and that, “they just need to put it all together.”

Woodall made three second half saves to finish with 15 saves for the game, and sophomore Megan Boyle came in as a sub for her for the final 18:18.

Using this game as a lesson, the coaching staff is looking forward to a bright future with this young team, choosing to measure success based upon “input of work, the use of our minds, and our ability to play with and for one another for an entire game.”

The Tigers travel next week to play a non-conference game at La Salle on Oct. 18 at noon.

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