In a very dominant fashion, Millersville’s field hockey team breezed by Mansfield with a score of 6-0 to remain undefeated for the season. Millersville’s own Sarah Bomberger led the attack Saturday with two goals—her first two of the year—against Mansfield which improved the Marauders’ record to 7-0 for the season.
Judging by the statistics, this match was nothing short of a blowout. For starters, Millersville outshot Mansfield by a ridiculous margin of 40 to 2. Thirty-four of those 40 shots were on goal, and Mansfield was able to make 28 saves. Millersville also dominated when it came to penalty corners, beating Mansfield by a total of 17 to 2.
Sarah Bomberger’s first goal of the game came in the 14th minute off of an assist from Rachel Dickinson. Dickinson later went on to score a goal of her own in the 23rd minute of action. Coming back from an injury, senior Katelyn Zapp scored her eighth goal of the season in the 17th minute. For Zapp, her eight goals on the season lead the team. Coming off a week in which she registered 12 saves against West Chester University, Lauren Sotzin had a very quiet night in the net considering Mansfield only had one shot on the goal in the entire match.
For Sotzin, this was her 22nd career shutout which is an outstanding accomplishment. For the 7-0 Marauders, the season and future looks to be very bright.
Millersville will come back to town to face Slippery Rock University Saturday, October 4 at noon.