RELEASE DATE: 10/22/08
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mounties throw scare into #1 Bloomsburg in field hockey
MANSFIELD – Seniors Laura Carden and Rebekah Brown each scored goals and Mansfield threw a scare into #1 ranked Bloomsburg in a 3-2 PSAC field hockey loss Wednesday afternoon at Spaulding Field.
Bloomsburg, ranked #1in the nation in the latest STX/NFHCA weekly NCAA Division II National Field Hockey poll, got on the board first on a goal by Chelsea Due off an assist by Samatha Kropa four minutes into the game.
Mansfield tied the game five minutes before the end of the first half on Carden’s 13th goal of the season.
Bloomsburg got goals from Magey Bloskey and Jamie Vanartsdalen midway through the second half but Mansfield closed the gap to 3-2 on a goal by Brown with just over two minutes to play, but could pull no closer.
Brianna DeLuca had six saves on the day while Allison Ziants of Bloomsburg recorded nine.
The Mountaineers be in action again on October 25 when they host Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Saturdays’ game is the final farewell to seniors Carden, Brown, DeLuca, Shana Markwis and Shantee Proctor. Also being recognized is junior Kelly Klimkowski who will be studying at the Sayre campus to finish her nursing degree.