By Christian Arnold
The LIU Post field hockey continued its push for an undefeated season with wins over Mercy College on Tuesday, Oct. 22, and Saint Anselm on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Both victories came by relatively wide margins. In addition, the Pioneers continued their winning streak with an 8-1 victory over American International College yesterday. The three wins moved the Pioneers to a perfect 17-0 record with one game remaining on Saturday at home against Stonehill College.
On Saturday, senior forward Carlee Dragon put up two goals and two assists in her team’s 4-1 win over Saint Anselm. Her first goal came in the 26th minute when she scored from the top of the circle to give the Pioneers a 1-0 lead.
Junior forward Lyn-Marie Wilson made it a two- goal game two minutes later off a pass from Dragon. Wilson returned the favor in the 39th minute when she set up Dragon for her second goal of the contest.
Saint Anslem scored the team’s only goal 10 minutes later when sophomore forward Canada Stewart put a rebound past Pioneers freshman goalkeeper Meredith Stocklin.
The Pioneers rounded out the scoring in the 57th minute when sophomore Keliann Margiotta scored the team’s fourth goal of the game.
The Pioneers outshot Saint Anselm 28-2 in the win and Stocklin only had to make one save. Freshman Katherine Sears made 19 saves for Saint Anselm.
Earlier in the week the Pioneers easily defeated Mercy College 8-0. Margiotta recorded a hat trick in the win and Dragon also had two goals.
It only took 6:13 into the game for LIU Post to get on the board. Graduate midfielder Dani Crouse gave the Pioneers the 1-0 lead and junior forward Stephanie Ruhle made it 2-0 less than two minutes later.
Dragon got on the score sheet in the 16th minute and again in the 44th minute to give the Pioneers a 4-0 lead. Margiotta scored first goal of the contest in 50th minute and less than a minute later scored again.
Freshman midfielder Steph Mocerino scored her first collegiate goal in the 62nd minute and Margiotta completed the hat trick in the 68th minute to make it 8-0 Pioneers.
Stocklin made just two saves to record her fourth shutout of the season, while Mercy senior goalkeeper Kristen Znaniecki had to make 13. The Pioneers out shot their opponent 27-2 in the victory.
The Pioneers will look complete a perfect season with their upcoming showdown against Stonehill College on Saturday, Nov. 2.