By Rachel Clarey
Union Field Hockey’s record currently stands at 2-5. The team’s two wins were blow-outs, both 6-0 over Ramapo College and Castleton State College.
One of the team’s losses came in overtime against SUNY Geneseo, with a final score of 3-2.
The team is led in scoring by Jessie Mulvey ’17 and Sarah Medd ’17.
Medd was recently recognized as part of the Liberty League Honor Roll. Three of Medd’s goals this season were scored in the team’s win against Ramapo, its first win of the season.
Medd’s hat trick helped lead the team to victory and get out of its early season slump.
Goalie Laura Aptowiz ’17 has been strong between the posts. Her current goals against average is less than 2.00 and her save percentage is hovering around 0.75.
With both strong goalkeeping and an explosive offense, the rest of the season is looking up for the Dutchwomen.
This past weekend, the team suffered a tough loss to RPI at home. The score was 4-1 in favor of the Engineers. While RPI outshot the Dutchwomen 26-15 in the entire game, the women put up a fight in the second half and ended up outshooting the Engineers 10-9.
The lone Union goal was scored by Laura Pacheco ’16 from 12 yards out off a pass from Hannah Najar ’15. The goal was Pacheco’s second of the season.
RPI was able to gain a quick lead, scoring two goals within a minute of each other at the beginning of the game.
This early lead was too much for the Dutchwomen to overcome, but they put up a valiant effort. Goalkeeper Danika Hornick ’18 played well in net for the Dutchwomen in her first start.
Hornick had 13 saves and protected the Union net as RPI had 12 penalty corners.
Union had only five penalty corners in the game.
Hornick’s save percentage currently stands at an impressive 0.818.
The Dutchwomen are currently 0-2 in Liberty League play after the team’s losses to RPI and University of Rochester.
The women’s field hockey team will be playing its next game in a Liberty League matchup against William Smith College on October 4, on Frank Bailey Field.