Slippery Rock University’s women’s field hockey team won by a score of seven to zero last Monday, Sept. 3rd against the American International College Yellow Jackets at Abdow Field in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Monday’s game remained tied at zero until senior midfielder Hannah Downing scored the game’s first goal for SRU just after 15 minutes into the game. Junior midfielder Kalie Reed recorded an assist on the goal. Sophomore forward Kayla Ulrich scored the game’s next goal with less than three minutes left in the half. Freshman midfielder Laura Marks recorded an assist on the play. The game stood at two to zero at halftime.
Freshman forward Jessie Trube opened up the second half with another goal for The Rock making it three to zero. Freshman midfielder Emily Polakovsky had an assist on the score. Sophomore forward Courtney Page added another goal for the Green and White less than three minutes later putting Slippery Rock up four to nothing.
SRU, who played all of its 25 players in the game, netted three more goals before the game’s conclusion making them victorious seven to zero. Kayla Ulrich recorded her second goal of the game leading to her career points scored at 30 putting her in 13th place in school history for career points scored. Ulrich’s performance in the game gave her the fourth multi-goal game in her career. Against St. Thomas Aquinas she turned in a multi-goal performance the day before.
The lone highlight for the Yellow Jackets was the performance by its goaltenders who combined for eight saves total. Unfortunately for the Yellow Jackets, they got off eight shots as a team compared to SRU’s 18.
This seven-goal game for Slippery Rock marks its fifth-highest total in points scored in a game in program history. Including Sunday’s six-goal total, SRU has scored 13 goals in a two-game span which is the most they’ve scored in back-to-back games since 2001.
Coach Julie Swiney, former head coach at American International College from 2006 to 2009, now has a four-win and three loss record against her former team. The Yellow Jackets were where she started her coaching career before coming to SRU. American International College fell in the game to zero wins and two losses.
Slippery Rock, now a two-win, one-loss team, will take on Belmont Abbey College in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 8th.