Field Hockey Drops Non-Conference Game to Eastern, 6-3
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The Swarthmore College (6-3) field hockey team was outscored in the second half as Eastern University (6-3) prevailed 6-3 in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon at Clothier Field. Kaycie Andrew tallied two of the Eagles four goals in the second half en route to the victory.
The Garnet found itself down 2-0 in just the third minute of play as the Eagles grabbed the quick advantage with a penalty stroke from Kelby Bolton followed by a goal one minute later from Abby Wagner.
Swarthmore, also receiving a penalty stroke attempt in the first half, got on the board at 19:34 as senior midfielder Catie Meador connected on the opportunity for her third goal of the season. The Garnet closed out the first stanza scoring with a blaze from junior forward Nia Jones for her first of two goals in the game.
The Eagles added a goal off a penalty corner attempt early in the 41st minute to take the lead which was never relinquished. In the 54th minute of play Kaycie Andrews added back-to-back goals for a 6-2 cushion for Eastern. Jones added her second goal of the game at 59:46, but it wasn't enough to spark a comeback for the Garnet.
Veronica Rayer and Kylie Jones split time in the cage for the Eagles as Jones gathered all five saves for Eastern.
Eastern held a 23-13 shot advantage, while Swarthmore had a 19-12 edge in penalty corner attempts.
Swarthmore will return to action Thursday, September 27th at Clothier Field against Lebanon Valley in another non-conference match-up. The game is set to begin at 4:00 p.m.