ESU’s Women’s Field Hockey Wraps Up Pink Weekend

By Vanessa Scott

The East Stroudsburg University women’s field hockey team wrapped up their “Pink Weekend” Sunday, bringing home three wins to start off the month of October, while honoring Breast Cancer Awareness.

The Warriors took all three games of their Pink Weekend, ending with a 3-1 win over Limestone Sunday. The ladies started out strong taking a first-half lead thanks to junior forward Lauren Ventrella, scoring her seventh goal of the season. The assist came from senior midfielder Amanda McGuire who picked up her 10th career assist.

Midway through the second half, junior midfielder Mallory Pope scored the Warriors second goal with the assist from freshmen midfielder Becky Gagliardi.

Pope picked up her third goal of the season. Freshmen forward Jessica Lawville added the reassurance goal for the Warriors, gaining a 3-0 lead.

The defense held off Limestone until the second half with 2:14 remaining when Limestone scored their only goal of the game. Senior goalie Maureen Ordnung had five saves of the seven shots on goal. ESU had 22 shots, 8 on goal, against Limestone goalie Lindsay Hinton.

The team is 5-7 in non conference play and look to pick up a win being 0-4 in conference play.

The team hosted their Pink Weekend, with all three games hosted at Whitenight field. On Friday the defeated Mercyhurst 3-2 and Saturday picked up a win over Slippery Rock, 2-0. Saturday the team wore pink jerseys to support the Susan G. Coleman Breast Cancer Foundation and honored the Parents.

On Sunday the team honored the 2001 NCAA Division II runner-ups team at halftime. The team set a record of 16-7 that year, defeating Lock Haven, 1-0, in The National Semifinals but fell short to Bentley in a 4-2 upset in the championship game.

The ladies will host their next three games home, with their next game vs. Millersville University Wednesday at 4 pm.