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RELEASE DATE: 9/16/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: #9 Mansfield upsets #6  East Stroudsburg 3-1

MANSFIELD – Senior Laura Carden scored two goals and freshman Jaimie Purdy added another to lift Mansfield to a 3-1 win over East Stroudsburg in field hockey action Tuesday afternoon at Spaulding Field.

East Stroudsburg was ranked #6 in the nation and Mansfield #9 in the latest STX/NFHCA Poll released this morning.

Mansfield scored the games first goal at the 14 minute mark when Purdy took a cross from Rebekah Brown and put it past the goalie.

East Stroudsburg tied the game with less than two minutes remaining in the first half when Kierstyn DeNardo put back a rebounded shot off a defensive save by Shantee Proctor.

Carden scored her first goal three minutes into the second half driving a hard shot through the goalies pads from seven yards out off a nice assist by freshman Jessie Wolski.

Carden added the game’s final goal in the 59th minute from 14-yards out on an assist from freshman Jordan Rishel.

Mansfield held a 12-5 shot advantage in the game.

Mansfield improves to 5-2 overall and host Millersville on Saturday at noon.

                       Field Hockey Game Summary (Final)

            ESU vs Mansfield University (Sep 16, 2008 at Mansfield)


 ESU (4-3) vs. Mansfield University (5-2)

 Date: Sep 16, 2008  Attendance: 56



 Goals by period       1  2  Tot


 ESU.................  1  0 -  1

 Mansfield University  1  2 -  3



  1.  14:17 MANS Jaimie Purdy (3) (Rebekah Brown) - crfoss from 5 yds out

  2.  33:10 ESU Kierstyn DeNardo (4) (unassisted) - unassisted off of rebound

  3.  38:02 MANS Laura Carden (7) (Jessie Wolski) - 7 yds out between GK pads

  4.  59:49 MANS Laura Carden (8) (Jordan Rishel) - 14yds out to the left corner of the goal


 Shots: ESU 5, Mansfield University 12

 Saves: ESU 4 (Carolyn Kisling 4), Mansfield University 2 (Brianna

 DeLuca 1; TEAM 1)



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