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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jaimie Purdy’s hat-trick leads Mansfield to 7-2 win over No. 5 Kutztown – Danielle Hackenberg adds two goals as Mounties snap seven game slid

MANSFIELD – Sophomore Jaimie Purdy had a hat-trick and Danielle Hackenberg added two goals to lead Mansfield to a 7-2 win over No. 5 ranked Kutztown Wednesday afternoon at Spaulding Field.

Kutztown took an early 1-0 lead on a goal from Lauren Solley seven minutes into the game before Mansfield came roaring back.

The Mountaineers would score four straight goals over a seven-minute span late in the first half starting with freshman Kristyn Grunza’s sixth goal of the season off an assist from Brittany Kostishion at the 24:50 mark. Purdy scored the next three goals with the first coming just over a minute later on a shot taken from just inside the circle.

Purdy scored again three minutes later on a second chance shot off a block and earned her first career hat-trick with her third goal with four minutes remaining before the end of the half. The goal was set up by Sami Swingle with an assist of a penalty corner giving Mansfield a 4-1 halftime advantage.

Mansfield increased its lead to 5-1 ten minutes into the second half when Hackenberg dived and tipped a rebounded  ball past the goalie off a scrum in front of the goal for a 5-1 Mansfield lead and added another goal, this one coming off an assist from Jessie Wolski, four minutes later.

Kutztown cut the led to 6-2 in the 49th minute on a goal by Emily Labowitz with an assist from Carrie Healey before Mansfield rounded out the scoring on Wolski’s fourth goal of the season.

Mansfield held a slight 24-23 shot advantage with freshman goalie Jamie Twist credited with 11 saves. Emily Falko had nine saves for Kutztown.

The win snapped a seven-game losing skid for Mansfield and was the Mountaineers first win over Kutztown since 2006.

Mansfield will host Millersville this Sunday starting at 1 p.m.

                       Field Hockey Game Summary (Final)

    Kutztown vs Mansfield University (Sep 30, 2009 at Mansfield University)


 Kutztown (7-4) vs. Mansfield University (3-8)

 Date: Sep 30, 2009  Attendance: 59


 Goals by period       1  2  Tot


 Kutztown............  1  1 -  2

 Mansfield University  4  3 -  7



  1.   7:29 KUTZ Lauren Solley (11) (Kim Angstadt)

  2.  24:50 MANS Kristyn Grunza (6) (Brittany Kostishion)

  3.  26:03 MANS Jaimie Purdy (4) (unassisted)

  4.  28:58 MANS Jaimie Purdy (5) (unassisted)

  5.  31:02 MANS Jaimie Purdy (6) (Sami Swingle)

  6.  44:53 MANS Danielle Hackenberg (unassisted)

  7.  48:47 MANS Danielle Hackenberg (6) (Jess Wolski)

  8.  49:12 KUTZ Emily Labowitz (1) (Carrie Healey)

  9.  53:58 MANS Jessie Wolski (4)


 Shots: Kutztown 23, Mansfield University 24

 Saves: Kutztown 9 (Emily Falko 9), Mansfield University 11 (Jamie

 Twist 11)


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