Field hockey prevails in season opener

By John Berardi
Correspondent

The field hockey team celebrated the holiday weekend with a victory against The Catholic University of America on Saturday, Sept. 1.

The Lions opened up their 2018 season at home with a remarkable win of 6-0, improving their record to 1-0.

Junior forward Cayla Andrews put the team on the scoreboard shortly after the start of the game. Andrews received a pass from sophomore forward Tori Tiefenthaler that helped make the College’s first goal of the season. 

Tiefenthaler leads an offensive attack. (Miguel Gonzalez / News Editor)

Andrews also helped junior forward Tori Hannah make her first goal of her field hockey career at the College. The Lions were up, 2-0, and were able to hold onto the lead going into halftime.

On top of helping her teammates score, Andrews also managed to get herself a goal five minutes into the second half. Recovering off of a rebound from a penalty corner shot, Andrews claimed her second goal of the game.

Within two minutes, junior forward/midfielder Kayla Paterson scored off a pass from junior midfielder/defender Sidney Padilla. Tiefenthaler then recorded her first goal of the season.

To conclude the game, senior midfielder/defender Caroline Quinn took the opportunity to advance the Lions by scoring yet another goal.

It seemed that the Lions controlled the game offensively, but the team’s defense was also a vital feature of accomplishing this win. Junior goalkeeper Maddie Beaumont blocked four of Catholic University’s attempts at a shot.

The field hockey team will continue to defend Lions territory when they face Juniata College at home on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.