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Women’s Field Hockey Looks Toward a Winning Season

Joseph La Rosa

With nine regular season games remaining, the C.W. Post women’s field hockey team is looking forward to a winning season, with a current record of five wins and two losses. The team has two wins and one loss in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, and, ironically enough, the same record for home games.

Saturday’s 5-1 win over Kutztown University gives the team the boost it needs before heading to Millersville University on Tuesday, September 27th, after a tough 1-4 loss at home to West Chester University on Wednesday, September 21st. Another morale boost came from an unlikely place; on September 20th, the C.W. Post women’s field hockey team was ranked ninth in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II National Coaches Poll, otherwise known as the NFHCA coaches’ poll. The team was previously unranked.

Currently leading the team in goals is sophomore Carlee Dragon, with 11, while senior Helene Bruckner and graduate student Bethany Semlear combine for another 11. Dragon, coming back from a season where she was named ECAC Rookie of the Year, had 10 goals and two assists during the 2010 season. With one more goal and assist already than she had last season, and with nine games left to play, it is certain Dragon is looking for another season filled with awards. The team has tallied up 24 goals in the first seven games, while holding its opponents to just fourteen.

Three days after heading to Millersville, the team will embark on a three-game home stand, beginning with Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania on Friday, September 30th, and ending with Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, the team currently ranked number one in the nation, on October 5th.

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