The C.W. Post women’s field hockey team saw their season come to a close this past Saturday in Pennsylvania.
The Pioneers walked away from their matchup against defending Division II National Champion Bloomsburg University with a 4-0 loss, dropping their record to 9-10 while boosting the Huskies’ to an impressive 16-2.
This past week C.W. Post was dropped from national ranking, but was able to hold the Bloomsburg team off the scoreboard for the first 20 minutes of action. However, Bloomsburg junior Amanda Riley ignited the Huskies’ offensive assault at the 24:02 mark. Just over 30 seconds later, Bloomsburg scored another goal, discouraging the Pioneers’ spirit. Another Bloomsburg goal resulted in a 3-0 deficit for the Pioneers going into the half.
The Pioneers had a much more competitive second half, conceding only one additional goal to the third-ranked Huskies. The Pioneers had two opportunities in the second half to prevent the shutout with shots from freshman midfielder Carlee Dragon and junior defender Helene Brunker, but Post was unable to find the back of the net before time ran out.
The Pioneers will not advance to the playoffs for the third year in a row, tallying their second season below .500 in two years. The team will look to do some major rebuilding this off-season, as they will lose six seniors in the spring.