Power Makes 20 Saves In 3-0 Loss At Rider

Hailey Power made 20 saves at Rider Friday night.
Hailey Power made 20 saves at Rider Friday night.

The Sacred Heart University field hockey team fell 3-0 to Northeast Conference host, Rider University, Friday night. The loss drops the Pioneers fall to 5-13 on the year and 3-3 in league play, while the Broncs improve to 12-5 on the season and 5-1 in NEC play.

Hailey Power made 20 saves for the Pioneers, her second match this season reaching that number. She made a save on a penalty stroke in the third quarter.

SHU finishes the NEC schedule in fourth place and will face top-seeded Fairfield University in the NEC Tournament semifinals, Friday at Wagner College. Rider earns the second-seed and will take on LIU on Friday.

SHU closes the regular season at home on Sunday, when it hosts Georgetown. The 11:00 am game will be played on Johnson Field in New Haven, Conn.

By The Numbers

  • Rider outshot the Pioneers 28-1 Friday night
  • The Broncs had 15 corners in the match

First Quarter

  • Hailey Power stopped four shots in the opening quarter
  • Rider earned three penalty corners in the first quarter

Second Quarter

  • Rider put six shots on cage in the second quarter, all stopped by Power
  • Kelsy Hopkins put the Pioneers first sot of the game on net, but it was saved by Lena Vandam
  • The Broncs earned four penalty corners in the stanza

Third Quarter

  • Rider broke through at 40:52 on a goal by Kaitlyn Flemming, as she collected a rebound of a save from Power

Fourth Quarter

  • Brittan Romanczuk gave Rider a 2-0 lead on a penalty stroke with 10:55 to play in regulation
  • Julia Divorra scored the final tally, from Tess van Ommeren with 2:35 to play