#4-Ranked Bears Top Devils to Remain Perfect in CC
(Collegeville, Pa.) The Dickinson College field hockey team suffered a tough shutout loss to #4-ranked Ursinus as the Bears remain undefeated in the Centennial Conference at 3-0, improving to 6-1 overall.
The Bears put the pressure on Dickinson early with Corrine Freeman scoring both of her two goals within the first 15 minutes of play. Each score came off of an assist from Megan Yoder. Jennifer Bayzick stretched the lead to 3-0 in the 20th minute and Michelle Wimmer added an unassisted goal with just 45 seconds left in the half, making the score 4-0 at the break.
Wimmer came back with another goal and an assist on the next two scores for the Bears. The scoring ceased at 62:36 as Yoder drove in the final goal off of a penalty corner.
The Red Devils appeared to spoil the shutout in the late minutes, but the goal was disallowed, securing the shutout for Ursinus.
First-year goaltender Katy Schlechtweg (Mount Laurel, N.J./Moorestown Friends) played hard, marking 21 saves in 63 minutes. Classmate Ioni Kokdis (Jefferson, N.J./Pope John XXIII) saw her first minutes in goal as she finished out the game for Dickinson. Laura Hitchings (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) also played well defensively for the Devils.
The Bears held a 44-0 advantage in shots and forced 23 penalty corners while allowing just one on the defensive end.
The Red Devils fall to 0-1 in the CC and 1-6 overall. They return home to battle Johns Hopkins on Tuesday at 4:00 pm.