Field Hockey's win streak comes to an end at the hands of the Bears
The Hofstra field hockey team was unable to extend their win streak to four games as they fell to the Brown University Bears by a score of 3-0 at the Goldberger Family Field on Sunday, Sept. 22.
For the Pride, Djuna Slort was the most aggressive player on the field, taking two shots on goal. Cami Larsson, who scored the game-winning goal in Hofstra’s previous matchup versus Bryant University, also took two shots, one of which was against the goalie. Also shooting were Madison Warfel, Valerie Vogels and Mercedes Currie.
The depth of the Bears’ roster was a huge difference maker in the contest, as no substitutes for the Pride took any shots. Off the Bears’ bench, Anagha Nayak took the second-most shots of all players, one of which converted to Brown’s third and final goal. The Bears’ previous two goals were put in by Corinne Condie and Hannah Leckey. Another boost from the team’s bench came from Anya Nayak, who tallied the game’s lone assist when she set up her twin sister in the fourth quarter.
In goal for Hofstra, Merlijn van der Vegt made five saves against Brown’s eight shots on goal. Across the field, the Bears’ freshmen goalkeepers shined as Calista Manuzza made two saves in the first half and Jodie Brine took over goalkeeping duties for the last two quarters, continuing the shutout and tallying three saves of her own.
The Pride were outshot by the Bears, 13-7, and beaten on shots on goal, 8-5. Hofstra was unable to fire off a single shot in the third frame.
With the win, Brown snaps a five-game losing streak, improving to 2-5.
The Pride now fall to a 3-5 record and looks to get back to their winning ways when they host Yale University on Sunday, Sept. 29.
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