Field Hockey Falls to New Haven During NE10 Opener

Field Hockey Falls to New Haven During NE10 Opener

WEST HAVEN, Conn. - The Saint Michael's College field hockey team lost its Northeast-10 Conference opener to the University of New Haven, 3-0, on Saturday at DellaCamera Stadium.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-3, 0-1 NE10), New Haven (1-2, 1-0 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Alexis Rider, 2 goals
  • Senior Taylor Geaglone, 2 assists
  • Senior Reilly Bialko, 1 goal
  • Graduate student Keira Integlia, 2 saves

GAME FACTS

  • The Purple Knights opened their Northeast-10 Conference schedule.
  • Purple Knight first-year goalkeepers combined to start two games in the nearly 25 complete seasons between Oct. 7, 1995, and the 2019 campaign. O'Connor has already started three times this season.

THE ACTION

  • The Chargers applied pressure early, earning five penalty corners over the opening 9:18 without sending a shot on net, including when a penalty stroke was awarded at 7:56 but pushed wide.
  • Bialko broke the stalemate during a corner sequence at 13:05.
  • O'Connor stopped Rider's bid midway through the 26th minute, but Rider made it 2-0 during a corner set at 26:33.
  • New Haven collected five straight corners in a 1:08 stretch of the fourth quarter, but only one shot made it to goal in that time, which O'Connor turned away at 51:53.
  • Rider added to the lead at 57:19 during a corner opportunity.
  • Senior Jenna Puleo (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex/Providence) looked to end the shutout during the final minute, driving through the left side of the circle but having a bad-angle shot batted away by Integlia's pad.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Tuesday vs. Franklin Pierce University, 3:30 p.m.