Field Hockey picks up impressive win against Cabrini, scoring three goals in five minutes to win 4-1
By Ernie Ribera, Contributing Writer
The Gettysburg College field hockey team had a pivotal non-conference win on the road at Cabrini College last Tuesday night. The Bullets picked up momentum in the second half to beat out Cabrini 4-1.
Junior Samantha Wright delivered in a huge way for the Bullets by scoring two goals within a five-minute window halfway through the second half.
Junior Tori Sankey started the scoring flurry by breaking the tie to give the Bullets a lead at the 44:24 mark. Shortly after that, Wright took care of the rest by putting the game away with two back to back goals. Wright now leads the team with seven goals for the season.
Dominating on the defensive side was senior Emily Van Horn who had a season best of seven saves. In speaking about the team’s performance on Tuesday, Van Horn said, “Cabrini is a very aggressive team, but we came out on top because we were connected and played as one cohesive unit.” In addition, she said, “All of our lines had a very strong game and we worked fast and hard for the entire 70 minutes.”
Sophomore, Haley Mowery also contributed greatly by having nine saves in the goal. Even though Cabrini out-shot Gettysburg 19-9, Van Horn and Mowery’s defensive presence was key in route to the win. Mowery kept Cabrini off the board in the first half while posting four saves.
Gettysburg (5-7) seems to be back on track after a difficult first half to the season. Just last weekend, the Bullets came up with an impressive 6-0 win against Swarthmore to end their six game losing streak.
Emily Van Horn said, “We have a very tough schedule, and unfortunately most of our toughest games were in the first half of our season.”
This team is certainly proving that they are “a force to be reckoned with” as shared by senior Captain Van Horn. This most recent win over the Cavaliers was their second win in a row and has allowed this team to gain some momentum going into their next several match ups.
The Bullets look poised and determined to finish the second half the season strong. This team will hope to continue their offensive spark and defensive dominance that they displayed in the
The Bullets next two matches will be on the road against Franklin & Marshall and Johns Hopkins on Oct. 28 and 31 respectively.