Field hockey pushes past Seton Hill in nail-biting win

Breanna Crognale
Staff Writer

In a one-goal win, the women’s field hockey team narrowly defeated the Griffins of Seton Hill.
In a one-goal win, the women’s field hockey team narrowly defeated the Griffins of Seton Hill.

It was a beautiful day on Friday for some hockey, as the Millersville field hockey team played host to Seton Hill University. The girls entered the day having not lost a match yet and all ready beat the Griffins once this season. Fans were treated to an exciting and nail biting affair between the two teams. It was a close match that the Marauders went on to win 2-1 preserving their win streak. They were in complete control, with the girls clicking on all cylinders. Millersville jumped out to an early 1-0 lead five minutes in when Samantha Ruane scored her second goal of the season. The Griffins responded when Emily Hutsko blew one by goalie Lauren Sotzin, assisted by Natasha Nichols. Then in the second half, the Marauders regained the lead when Katelyn Zapp scored her second of the season off a penalty kick. The Marauder offense was stonewalled by Seton Hill goalie Autumn Reid who stood tall in net. She had 12 saves, and gave her team the opportunity to win the game. The girls pressured Reid the entire contest, sending seven shots her way during the first and five in the second. Millersville had attempted 18 shots during the game compared to five for Seton Hill. Meanwhile, Sotzin saw hardly any action all game, facing only two shots during the contest. Her only save for the game occurred eight minutes into the opening period on a shot by Ashley Reid. She had a relatively quiet day compared to Reid, going on to earn her sixth win of the season. The girls had 21 corner kicks compared to two by Seton Hill. Millersville was led offensively by Ruane who had five shots for the game, four of which were on goal. Rachel Dickinson contributed four shots, with three on goal.