by Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer
The Corsairs field hockey team closed out Clark University 5-0 on Tuesday, September 13, but lost against Fitchburg University 3-2 on Saturday, September 17.
The game against Clark started off with the Corsairs on offense, with sophomore Mary Brown from Leicester, Massachusetts beginning the scoring for the Corsairs. Receiving a pass, she broke through Clark’s defense and continued on down the line to score a goal at the four minute and thirty-two second mark.
In the next minute, another goal was scored by junior Delaney Burns from Wayne, New Jersey, marking her fifth goal of the season and scoring a rebound off the goalkeeper’s initial deflection.
The third score was made by junior Erin Kish from Littleton, Massachusetts as she took a free-position shot that Burns intercepted and put in the goal.
Burns again scored another goal, bringing the total score for the Corsairs up to 4-0.
Junior Haley Donahay from Cranston, R.I. scored the final goal for the game and won it for the Corsairs. This made the final score 5-0, with the Clark University Cougars having scored zero goals for the match.
Other notable events around the match involved the Corsairs taking more consistent shots than the Cougars by 9-3, and had more penalty corners by 5-4. Senior Sam Brun, from Dighton, Massachusetts made her second win in the position of goalkeeper, but did not have to save shots for this match.
For the past eleven games with Clark University, the Corsairs have won ten out of the eleven. Hoping to continue their recent winning streak with last week’s win against Salem State University, the Corsairs squared off against Fitchburg University.
The away game at Fitchburg State, however, resulted in the Corsairs losing a hard-fought match against the Falcons.
The first goal was scored by Falcons senior Erin Morrissey from Hubbardston, Massachusetts fourteen minutes and 32 seconds into the game.
The next score was also awarded to the Falcons, when senior Madeline Hoffman from Mansfield, Massachusetts passed off to junior Casey Noonan from Feeding Hills, Massachusetts who scored when she then deflected the shot into the net.
The Corsairs took the next part of the game in hand, scoring twice in succession. Elliana Stormwind, a freshman from Littleton, Massachusetts scored the first goal of her career at fifty minutes into the game.
The Corsairs tied it when Kish scored from the top of the penalty box, with only six minutes left for the match.
Neither side managed to gain another score for the rest of the registered time for the match.
Tied up, the game continued into overtime with neither side being able to score any decisive goals.
Brun helped tremendously with defense, making six saves over the course of the match. Brittany Linane from Portsmouth, New Hampshire on the part of the Falcons made nine saves.
The final goal came when Falcons player Molly Richard, from Leominster, Massachusetts, took the final goal by taking the stray ball and ran down the field, netting the ball for the final victory for Fitchburg State.
This marked the end of the losing stream for the past seven games that the Corsairs had won against the Falcons.
With their next game against Worcester State as an away game, the Corsairs are looking to make up for their loss with a decisive victory.