Field hockey dominates early, team triumphs in shutout

By Christine Houghton
Sports Editor

The field hockey team traveled to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 31 to take on The Catholic University of America. 

With a 4-0 victory, the team started off the season with its sixth straight season-opener win.

Andrews swings in a shot on goal (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

Senior forward Cayla Andrews opened up both halves with scores, while senior forward/midfielder Kayla Peterson assisted Andrews’ first goal and followed up her second with one of her own. 

The Lions then went into halftime up 3-0, but a hat trick—three goals in one game by Andrews—sealed the deal for the team halfway through the third quarter. The goals move Andrews into the 20th spot in program history for career points with 106. 

Senior goalkeeper Maddie Beaumont and sophomore goalkeeper Dani Britton shared the shutout, with Beaumont playing the first 55 minutes and Britton closing out the game. The College outshot CUA 18-3 and passed it drastically in penalty corners 13-3. 

The Lions will take to the field on Saturday, Sept. 7, as they visit Juniata College for another out-of-conference game.

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