Women’s Field Hockey
By: Heather Norris
Last Thursday, C.W. Post forward Amanda Nann put on a show for the home crowd as she broke the program record for career goals with a hat-trick against the Owls of Southern Connecticut State University.
The senior’s 53 career goals beat the previous record of 51, held by Amber Limanni, class of 2009. Nann’s achievement coincided with the team 4-1 non-conference victory making the Pioneers undefeated at home this year. Her three goals led the scoring for the Pioneers, who outshot their opponents 32-5.
The Pioneers took early control of the game with a goal from freshman forward Carlee Dragon, with the assist coming from Nann. Nann’s first goal of the game put the Pioneers up two at the sixteen minute mark. The Owls, however, were able to cut the lead in half with a goal by Erica Fisher late in the first half. Fisher’s effort would be the only point tallied by Southern Connecticut as two more Nann goals, one assisted by PSAC Player of the Week Vicky DeRosa, gave the Pioneers a solid 4-1 lead.
Currently ranked sixth in the nation, C.W. Post improved their record to 3-0 with the win. Building on their unbeaten streak they hope to carry the success the whole season especially in the upcoming conference games. “It’s great to be able to come into our PSAC games this week knowing we have three wins behind us already,” said junior midfielder Amanda Miller. “It gives us some extra confidence.”
The Pioneers will be on the road this weekend to face fellow PSAC members the Mercyhurst Lakers on Saturday and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania on Sunday.