Lions take Hawks to town 7-0; Greene has a second hat trick

The Lions’ field hockey team kept its winning streak alive by defeating the SUNY-New Paltz Hawks by a score of 7-0 on Saturday. Senior forward Allison Greene recorded her second hat trick of the year in the shutout. The Lions’ defense also played flawlessly, not allowing the Hawks a single shot on goal.

Greene put the Lions up early, scoring on her first shot just 2:06 into the game. Junior defender Sheri Grondski was the next to score, netting her first goal of the season. A short time later, senior forward Jess Berkowitz scored to make it a 3-0 game. The Lions increased their lead to 5-0 by the end of the half, as sophomore forward Katie Reuther knocked in a goal and Greene scored again.

“We really try to focus on getting a lead early in the game,” junior defender Ashleigh Pecherski said. “Then we catch the other teams off guard.”

In the second half, Greene completed the hat trick on an assist from freshman midfielder Sam Schroeder. Later, Schroeder scored her first collegiate goal on an assist from Berkowitz, who had three assists in the game.

Senior goalkeeper Erin Mitschke and freshman goalkeeper Amy Drackwicz both spent time in goal for the Lions and shared the shutout.

“We continue to work really hard so that (the team) can reach our ultimate goal, a national championship,” Pecherski said.

The Lions travel to Johns Hopkins University to face the Blue Jays this Saturday at 1 p.m.