Women’s field hockey suffers tough Loss, leaves bitter taste
By: Heather Norris
The CW Post field hockey team came back from their western Pennsylvania road trip with both a win and a loss bringing their record to 5-2 overall, and 1-2 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
Considered the most competitive conference in Division II, counting 7 of the top 10 teams in the nation among its members, Post ranks fifth.
In their first game of the trip on Saturday against the Lakers of Mercyhurst College, freshman forward Carlee Dragon was able to put a goal on the board for Post, putting the Pioneers up 1-0 after the first fifteen minutes went scoreless. The score remained the same until the final 10 minutes were left to play. Senior forward Amanda Nann stole the ball away from a Laker defender and dodged around the goalie to tally her 9th goal of the season. Four minutes later Post scored again this time from sophomore forward Mia Paltrineri, solidifying Post’s 3-0 win.
Sunday, however, the Pioneers would not be so lucky. What should have been an easy game for Post turned into berating by the Rock of Slippery Rock University, a team without a ranking in Division II. Nann was able to net a single goal for the Pioneers and prevent the shutout, but Slipper Rock scored 4 goals in the first half to beat the Pioneers 4-1 to earn their first win of the season.
The Pioneers desperately need a win and they’ll get their chance this Saturday at home against 7th-ranked Kutztown University. The game starts at 2pm on Hickox Field.