Field Hockey Falls to #7 LIU Post 4-1

Sophomore forward/midfielder Emily Howell sends the ball upfield during Tuesday’s loss to LIU Post Photo Credit / Jamie Reese
Sophomore forward/midfielder Emily Howell sends the ball upfield during Tuesday’s loss to LIU Post Photo Credit / Jamie Reese

Sophomore forward/midfielder Emily Howell sends the ball upfield during Tuesday’s loss to LIU Post
Photo Credit / Jamie Reese

By Austin Mooty
SC Staff Writer

The East Stroudsburg University women’s field hockey team took to the field to face off against LIU Post Tuesday, September 23.

The Warriors (4-2) ranked No. 5 in the PSAC and the Pioneers (2-1) ranked No. 7 in the East Coast Conference.

The Warriors, putting together great passes, were looking to score early in the game and take an advantage on the scoreboard.

LIU Post’s Keliann Margiotta – Division II’s top goal scorer – notched her first goal of the game in the tenth minute to give the Pioneers a 1-0 lead over the Warriors.

The LIU Post Pioneers outshot the Warriors in the first half 3-2 and ESU’s goalie Danielle Ard made 1 save.

Going into halftime with the Pioneers leading 1-0, Warriors field hockey coach Sandy Miller was planning a strategy to give her players an edge to win.

Miller, who has coached East Stroudsburg University to 11 PSAC Tournaments and six NCAA Tournament appearances, completed her thirtieth season as head field hockey coach in 2013.

She is one of five coaches in Division II history with at least 300 wins and has a career record of 346-247-11.

The Warriors looked to score with some early shots in the second half to even things up.

Sophomore midfielder Desiraye Mack scored her second career goal for the Warriors during the fortieth minute with an assist from senior midfielder Gabrielle Seibert.

LIU Post later scored three more goals – two by Keliann Margiotta – to give the Pioneers a 4-1 lead and win over the Warriors.

The Warriors field hockey team will take on Slippery Rock on Sunday, September 28, at 1:00 PM at Slippery Rock. The Rock (3-4) lost their last game 2-0 to No. 3 Shippensburg on Tuesday, September 23.

The next home game for the ESU field hockey team will be Parents Day on October 11, against the Bloomsburg Huskies at 1:00 PM.

Email Austin at
amooty@live.esu.edu

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