Joseph La Rosa
With two games remaining in regular season play, the C.W. Post women’s field hockey team will compete in its last home game of the season against Millersville University at Hickox Field on Wednesday, October 19th, before heading to first-ranked Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania just two days later. Both games will be a challenge for the team, as Bloomsburg University remains undefeated for the season, and Millersville University handed the Pioneers a momentum-crushing upset loss earlier in the season by a score of one to nothing. In this week’s National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll, the women’s field hockey team was ranked seventh, with a record of eight wins and four losses, but it is expected to drop down a spot or two as a result of two consecutive losses to West Chester University of Pennsylvania on October 11th, and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania on senior day, October 15th.
In 14 games, sophomore forward Carlee Dragon leads the team, and all of Division II, in scoring with 18 goals in addition to a team-high six assists on the season. Senior forward Helene Bruckner and graduate student midfielder Bethany Semlear combine for another 17 goals and 11 assists on the season. In goal, senior Devon Trenkle is a driving force behind the team, with 71 saves on the season and boasting a save percentage of .724.
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament begins on October 25th, and with a record of three wins and five losses in conference play, the team will need to do well in the next two games if they have any hope to advance to postseason.