Field hockey wins 4-0 in home opener

Published by , Author: Ben Matos - Rocket Contributor, Date: September 7, 2016
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The Slippery Rock University field hockey team defeated Seton Hill University 4-0 on Tuesday at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium for its first home win of the 2016 season.

The Rock had contributions from all over the field including goals from four different players. Junior Torri Rose, senior Renee Rosenblum, sophomore Hannah Simone and senior Megan McKay all collected goals for Slippery Rock.

Junior goalkeeper Nicole Bream made four saves and earned the victory. For Bream, it was her second win and second shutout on the season.

“She’s been great,” head coach Julie Swiney said. “She has been doing a good job of using her instincts and communicating.”

About midway through the first period, Rose was able to get a rebound off of a defensive save by Seton Hill’s Kayla Chapman and score SRU’s first and only goal of the first half.

The Rock took the 1-0 into the break and then never looked back.

Just five minutes into the second half, Rosenblum scored on an assist from junior Kailee Krupski. Later freshman Brenna McGovern-Lind played a pass to McKay to the middle of the Seton Hill zone setting her up for the score.

For McKay, it was her second goal of the year as well as her 24th career goal. The score puts her within one goal of tying Marline Hall (1985-88) for the SRU record for goals scored in a career.

With just under two minutes to play in regulation, Simone finished out SRU’s rout of Seton Hill with the final score off a shot that was deflected in by a Griffin defender.
So far in 2016, SRU has seen six different players score goals in just the first three games of the year. In 2015, The Rock only had eight different players score goals for the entire season.

“It has been really exciting to see everybody ready to shoot,” Swiney said.

So far this year, The Rock has already put 28 shots on goal in the first three games.

With the victory, Slippery Rock improves its record to 2-1 on the year, while Seton Hill drops to 0-3. Up next for SRU, The Rock will head back on the road to play at Kutztown University on Saturday, Sept. 10th at 12 p.m.

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