Bullet Shot: Haley Mowery
Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College
By Claire Healey, Co-Sports Editor
The Gettysburg College women’s field hockey team extended their win streak to four games with a win over conference opponent Bryn Mawr. With that victory, the Bullets improve to 5-4 overall and 3-1 in the Centennial Conference.
While the Bullets offense has been making strong plays and scoring goals to put them ahead, the strong defensive work of senior goalie Haley Mowery has kept opponents from building momentum.
Mowery had one save in the game against Bryn Mawr but has had a total of 79 saves on the season already. Her best performance of the season thus far came against Stevenson when she held them to only one goal despite the 14 shots taken on goal.
She has only allowed 17 goals against her in all nine games played by the Bullets this season, making her GA average a personal low of 1.69. Her save percentage is also at a career-high with .823%.
Mowery has been a stable force for the Bullets in her previous three seasons and is off to a strong senior campaign for the team.
She has been named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week for two weeks in row following her strong performance against McDaniel, Ursinus, Stevenson and Bryn Mawr.
Mowery and the rest of the Gettysburg squad is hoping to continue their win streak against first-ranked and defending national champions Messiah on Wednesday. The Bullets will return home for a game against Haverford on Saturday afternoon.
Haley Mowery’s career-low GA average, career high save percentage and overall domination in goal are why she is the Gettysburgian Athlete of the Week!