Field Hockey Loses at No. 5 Kutztown in Opener, Watt Debuts With 27 Saves

Field Hockey Loses at No. 5 Kutztown in Opener, Watt Debuts With 27 Saves

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Saint Michael's College field hockey team opened the 2022 season with a loss at No. 5 Kutztown University, 10-0, on Saturday during the Kutztown Invitational in Andre Reed Stadium. The Golden Bears' national ranking is according to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-1), Kutztown (1-0)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Courtney Watt (Auckland, New Zealand/Albany Senior/Vermont), 27 saves
  • Sophomore Morgan Cathcart (Wethersfield, Conn./Wethersfield), 1 defensive save

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Graduate student Rachel Dusman, 3 goals
  • Senior Breann Craley, 2 goals
  • Junior Andie Sierer, 2 goals
  • Junior Sarah Gatehouse, 2 assists
  • Graduate student Katie Dotterweich, 0 saves in 30 minutes

GAME FACTS

  • Watt, a transfer from Division I University of Vermont, made her college debut. Her 27 saves were the second-most in College history, short only of the 35 stops Nancy Raymond '82 registered on Sept. 15, 1981, against Northern Vermont University-Johnson.
  • The Purple Knights played at Kutztown for the first time since Sept. 10, 1995.

THE ACTION

  • Watt made three saves in the opening 3:49 before Dusman put home a rebound of her own saved shot at 3:53 of the first quarter.
  • During a penalty corner sequence in the eighth minute, sophomore Megan Doyle made it 2-0, and graduate student Olivia Blasone knocked in a second effort at 8:36.
  • The Purple Knights' best opportunity to crack the scoring column came amid a 20th-minute corner sequence, as senior Erickson Richard (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) inserted to sophomore Rees Lord (North Reading, Mass./North Reading), who pushed a shot wide.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Sunday against Mansfield (Pa.) University, 11 a.m. at the Kutztown Invitational.