Field hockey drops seventh consecutive game
After starting off their season with a victory over Virginia Commonwealth University on Aug. 24, Hofstra’s field hockey team lost their seventh consecutive game as they fell to Columbia 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Before the game, Hofstra had a record of 1-6, while Columbia was 2-2. The Pride needed to win this matchup against the Lions in order to turn their season around.
From the start of the game, things didn’t go as planned for the Pride. Just 2:19 into the contest, Columbia’s Emily Maclean scored her first goal of the season, giving the Lions an early 1-0 lead.
Just under 10 minutes later, Columbia put another one on the board, this time scored by junior Jennifer Trieschman for her second of the season.
Down early, Hofstra needed to answer back quickly, which they did. In the 27th minute, freshman Djuna Slort scored her first goal of the season, providing some life for the Pride and cutting Columbia’s lead down to 2-1.
Without wasting any time, Columbia answered back about six minutes later, as Trieschman scored her second goal of the game just before the end of the half. This gave the Lions a secure 3-1 lead as the halftime buzzer sounded.
In the second half, Hofstra’s offense was shut down by Columbia’s defense, landing only two shots. On the other hand, Columbia’s offense was roaring. They had 12 shots in the second half and 27 in total.
Columbia scored two more goals in the second half, putting the nail in the coffin and giving the Lions a 5-1 win over the Pride.
Columbia’s Katherine Cavanaugh showed off her slick passes as she dropped three assists, while Trieschman, Maclean, Kelsey Farkas and Emma Domich all posted goals for Columbia in the game.
Slort was the only player able to get on the board for Hofstra.
The loss brings Hofstra to a 1-7 record, while the win improves Columbia to 3-2.
The Pride’s next game is on the road at Sacred Heart University on Tuesday Sept. 18th. The Pioneers have an exceptional record of 6-2, which makes this a difficult matchup for the Pride. After losing their last seven games, Hofstra will be looking to bounce back with a big win.
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