Field Hockey Wins Eighth–Straight

Field Hockey Wins Eighth–Straight

QUICK HIT: The Susquehanna field hockey team won its eighth-straight game Tuesday afternoon as the River Hawks defeated Ithaca 5-3. 

RECORDS: The River Hawks improve to 13-2 overall while the Bombers drop to 5-7.

DID YOU KNOW? This is Susquehanna's eighth-straight victory and the River Hawks have now won nine of their last 10 games.
 
BACK-TO-BACK: Back-to-back goals less than a minute apart from Jordan Burkepile and Taylor Franco broke the two-all tie and gave SU the 4-2 lead. Fifteen minutes later, Hunter Pitman scored the last goal of the game to give SU the 5-3 lead at the 65:36 mark. 

WHO ELSE SCORED? Emily Novakovich scored the River Hawks' first two goals of the game. Her first goal tied the game at one at the 19:45 mark while her second goal 20 minutes later aagave SU its first lead of the day (2-1).

ITHACA: The Bombers scored first less than nine minutes into the game when Colleen Keegan-Twombly found the cage. Michaela Donohue tied the game at two with a goal just over five minutes into the second half while Cassie Schuttrumpf scored the last goal for the Bombers on a penalty shot at the 63:36 mark.

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE: The River Hawks out-shot the Bombers by one (24-23) and totaled seven penalty corners to Ithaca's eight. Novakovich led all players with seven shots and two goals while three other players accounted for the other three SU goals. Tessa Woodring nabbed three defensive saves while goalie Emily DiGaetano tallied a career high 12 saves in her 70 minutes of work.

WHAT'S NEXT? The River Hawks remain on the road as the team travels to Landmark Conference opponent Elizabethtown on Saturday, October 22 for a 3:00 p.m. game.