Posted by Skidmore Athletics
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Skidmore College field hockey team remained undefeated with Sunday's 6-0 non-league win over Nazareth.
The Thoroughbreds, ranked fifth nationally, improved to 6-0 and have now won 22 consecutive games at home.
Annie Rosencrans ‘12 put Skidmore on the board first at the 17:22 mark, lifting a shot over the keeper off a corner insert from Lauren Tobias ‘12. Tobias put the Thoroughbreds up 2-0 in with three minutes remaining in the first half, putting home a rebound for her sixth goal of the season.
With 10 seconds remaining in the half, Rosencrans took possession and sprinted down the field on a breakaway and was able to feed a pass to Ceilidh MacNeill ‘13 who put one home with 1 second remaining in the half, giving Skidmore a 3-0 lead at the half.
The Thoroughbreds continued to control the game offensively in the second half, going up 4-0 at the 49:57 mark when Pauline Searles ‘15 put home a rebound for her first collegiate goal. Exactly 40 seconds later, MacNeill made it 5-0 when she put home a rebound for her second of the game. The scoring capped at the 55:23 mark with Kelly Blackhurst ‘14 taking a pass in front of the goal from Anna Wahl ‘13 and putting it home for her 10th goal of the year.
Haley McDougall ‘15 earned her second shutout of the season, making two saves.
Skidmore outshot Nazareth, 31-4 and held an 18-3 advantage in penalty corners.
The Thoroughbreds return to action on Sept. 23, when they host William Smith in a Liberty League contest at 4 p.m.