Field hockey victory extends home winning streak

Posted by Jesse Shayne Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Eight different players recorded a point as the Skidmore College field hockey team improved to 4-0 with Wednesday afternoon's 5-1 victory over Oneonta Red Dragons at Thoroughbred Field.

With the win, the Thoroughbreds remain undefeated and extend their home winning streak to 20 games.

Skidmore got the scoring started early as Lauren Tobias '12 scored twice in the first five minutes to give the Thoroughbreds the early advantage. Her first goal came at the two minute mark when Annie Rosencrans ‘12 sent a pass across the circle; her second goal came off a rebound from Celidih MacNeill ‘13 less than four minutes later.

Sam Skott '15 made it 3-0 at the 32:16 mark when she redirected a pass by Molly Gile ‘13 from outside the circle for her first collegiate goal. Just a few minutes later, Gile tallied her first of the season on a blast from the top of the circle off of a penalty corner. Hilary Cranston ‘13 and Annie Weis ‘14 both assisted on the goal to make it 4-0 at half.

Skidmore pushed the lead to 5-0 on a goal from Kelly Blackhurst ‘14 at the 47 minute mark off a pass from Tobias on a corner.

Oneonta was able to get on the board late when Andrea Day sent a pass across the goal to Kristen Jerauld for her first of the season making it 5-1, but the Red Dragons were unable to build on that goal as the Thoroughbreds secured the victory.

Haley McDougall ‘15 improved to 3-0 on the season, stopping all five shots she faced over the first 60 minutes. Amy Beck ‘15came in for the final 10 minutes and allowed one goal.

Skidmore held a 9-3 advantage on penalty corners and outshot Oneonta, 26-9.

The Thoroughbreds open league play on Saturday, when they host RPI at 1.



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