Field Hockey Earns Key Win Over Saint Joseph's
Sept. 21, 2005
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - The Lafayette field hockey team picked up a key 3-2 win over Saint Joseph's Wednesday under the lights at Rappolt Field. The team's best offensive output this season halted Lafayette's four-game losing skid.
Lafayette jumped on the board with two quick goals in just over one minute to take a 2-0 lead over the Hawks. Freshman defender Maggie Condon scored just 4:24 in to record her first collegiate goal. On a rebound after the Lafayette penalty corner, Condon took the pass from sophomore forward Virginia Satterthwaite to put the Leopards on the board.
Junior forward Maggie DeFilippo scored the team's second goal just 1:05 later, as she scored unassisted along the right end line. The Leopards allowed the Hawks to jump back into the game with a goal just before intermission as Saint Joe's capitalized on a penalty corner situation. Lauren Luft and Jackie Aronchick set up Hillary Moody for the score at the 34:34 mark.
With both defenses gritting it out to open the second half, neither team scored over the first 20 minutes. Lafayette got things going again with a goal off the stick of from sophomore forward Laura Fabian to make it 3-1. DeFilippo was credited with the assist on Fabian's second goal on the season.
Saint Joe's kept things within reach late in the contest, as Emily Mannion got past Lafayette goalkeeper Jill Lambert at the 67:55 mark, but it was a case of too little, too late for the Hawks.
Lambert played all 70 minutes in the cage, recording four saves for the Leopards. Saint Joe's Rebecca Cufner finished with three stops for the Hawks. The Leopard defense silenced one of the nation's top scorers in Nicole Atonini, as they held her to three shots.
In a game that remained tight in all aspects, both teams recorded 13 shots on the night, while the Hawks held a 6-5 advantage on penalty corners.
With the win, Lafayette moved to 3-4 on the season, while Saint Joe's fell to 4-3.
The Leopards return to action Saturday, Sept. 24 as the team hosts Georgetown at 1 p.m. as a part of Lafayette Family Weekend.
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