Saturday, Oct. 15, Drew Field Hockey hosted a game against the Elizabethtown Blue Jays as a part of the Landmark conference. In the end, Drew lost to Elizabethtown 5-1, with no Ranger goals in the first half.
The first quarter brought an offensive barrage from Elizabethtown, keeping play on the home side. Drew was unable to get any shots on goal, while Elizabethtown made eight shots and had three penalty corners under their belt. By the end of the quarter, the Blue Jays were up by one point, despite Drew’s goalkeeper, Olyvia Jackson ( C’24) making three saves.
The second quarter saw a drastic increase in penalty corners for Drew, adding three shots on the Blue Jays’ goal and one save from Elizabethtown. However, the Blue Jays expanded their lead, ending the first half of the game with a total of two points.
The third quarter saw two more points from Elizabethtown before a sudden offensive drive from the Rangers. Drew continued to receive penalty corners and kept the game on the Blue Jays’ half of the field, where they made eight shots on goal. This included three straight shots by Alexa Thomas (C’23), before Maxine Lloyd ( C’24) scored on a rebound, 36 minutes into the game.
Drew kept up their offensive drive in the fourth quarter, making six more shots on goal and receiving seven more penalty corners. However, Elizabethtown made a final goal with 3 minutes and 31 seconds left on the clock. The fourth quarter also saw Ranger goalkeeper Bridget Kenny (C’23) and defender Madison Posella (C’23) sub in to play for the end of the game.
The game also celebrated the five seniors on the team: Trisha Dominick (C’23), Lauren Reduzzi (C’23), Kenny, Posella and Thomas. Prior to the game, each senior was called onto the field with their family and friends to recognize their contributions to Drew’s field hockey program.
Students can visit Ranger Stadium this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. to watch Drew face Juniata for another Landmark conference match.
All photos courtesy of Sierra Walker