Ladies set two school records

Published by adviser, Author: Cody Gray - Rocket Contributor, Date: September 12, 2013
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The Slippery Rock University field hockey team had an offensive outburst on Wednesday night against Mansfield when they beat them 5-1.

The Rock also set school records for total shots, with 35, and shots on goal, with 30.

Just under nine minutes into the game, junior Kelsey Gustafson opened up the scoring with her first goal of the season, off an assist from fellow junior Lindsay Brown to give the Green and White a 1-0 lead.

Five minutes later, freshman Megan McKay buried her second goal of the season.

McKay followed that up three minutes later with her third tally of the year off an assist from senior Meghan McKinney to put Slippery Rock up 3-0.

With eight and a half minutes left in the first half, Brown netted her third goal of the season to put the Rock up 4-0 going into halftime.

Mansfield scored the first goal of the second half on a fast break to narrow the lead to three.

Ten minutes after the first Mansfield tally, Brown collected a rebound and buried her fourth goal of the season to conclude SRU’s record setting win.

The Green and White kicked off the home stand against American International College and Assumption College on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

On Sunday, freshman Renee Rosenblum opened up the scoring against Assumption College 11 minutes into the game on her first goal of the season, with an assist from Brown.

Six and a half minutes later, McKay posted her first goal of the season to give SRU a 2-0 lead.

With a little over nine minutes left in the first half, Brown notched her second goal of the season to put the Rock up 3-0.

Goaltenders sophomore Carlee Dumars and junior Courtney Lee combined eight of nine shots to give the Green and White a 3-1 win. SRU put nine shots on net as well.

On Saturday, Slippery Rock took on American International College and suffered a 3-2 overtime loss.

AIC opened up the scoring two minutes into the game with a goal from the right side.

The Rock tied the game up twenty minutes later with a goal from Brown. Sophomore Courtney Bradshaw scored her first goal of the season to give SRU a 2-1 lead.

American International tied the game up with just over six minutes left and Slippery Rock couldn’t bury another goal in the second half and the game was sent into overtime.

Two and a half minutes into the extra frame, AIC sent traffic in front of Lee and snuck the ball by her  to give American International the overtime victory.

Dumars and Lee split the game and faced eleven shots while SRU put nine on the AIC goalie.

Slippery Rock will conclude their home stand with games against Kutztown University tomorrow and against Bloomsburg University on Wednesday.

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