Win Streak Ends for SU Field Hockey

Win Streak Ends for SU Field Hockey

THE MAIN STORY: The Susquehanna field hockey team saw its eight-game win streak come to an end with a 6-4 road loss at Landmark Conference opponent Elizabethtown Saturday afternoon.

TEAM RECORDS: The loss was just the third of the season for SU which is now 13-3 overall with a 4-2 conference record. The Blue Jays are 10-4 overall and 6-0 in conference play.

POSTSEASON IMPLICATIONS: Susquehanna has secured the No. 3 seed in the Landmark Conference Tournament and will travel to No. 2 seed Catholic on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

TALE OF TWO HALVES: Elizabethtown put up four first-half goals but despite out-scoring the Blue Jays 3-2 in the second half, SU ran out of time to complete the comeback.

THE DIFFERENCE MAKER
: The game was tied at one just 8:07 into the action before Elizabethtown's Allison McLamb scored an unassisted goal to put her team ahead 2-1. That was the start of what was a 3-0 run by the Blue Jays that gave them the 4-1 halftime lead.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE: Hunter Pitman led the River Hawks with two goals on five shots. Emily Novakovich added one goal and one assist. Elizabethtown held a narrow, 14-12 edge in shots but SU finished with nine penalty corners to the Blue Jays' eight.

SU starting goalie Emily DiGaetano made five saves in her 35 minutes of action. Morgan Ludlam played the second half.

SECOND-HALF RALLY: Susquehanna opened the second half with a goal from Pitman just 1:15 into the period. Elizabethtown countered with a goal to take a 5-2 lead before SU's Pitman and Novakovich scored back-to-back goals with Novakovich's goal at the 53:16 mark making it a one-goal game at 5-4.

Unfortunately, with less than three minutes to play, Elizabethtown's Kelsey Detweiler scored an insurance goal for a 6-4 Blue Jays lead. A River Hawks penalty corner with 1:33 to play marked the final real scoring chance for SU but nothing came of the opportunity and Elizabethtown held on for the win.

UP NEXT: Susquehanna returns home to host conference opponent Moravian on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. The team will honor its senior members prior to the start of the game.