The Lock Haven University Field Hockey team defeated Bucknell 2-1 Tuesday night at Charlotte Smith Field, improving to 9-2 on the season.
After taking a mid-week trip to Philadelphia last week and splitting games with St. Joe’s and LaSalle, Lock Haven won their fourth home game in five tries this season at home by beating Bucknell.
Tamia Roach put Lock Haven up 1-0 early only 1:27 in with an assist from fellow freshman, Alyscia Smith. Smith now has three goals and four assists in 11 games this season as a freshman. Roach is right behind Smith with three goals and three assists.
It was over 30 minutes before the next goal was scored when Kiersten Sydnor tied the game up for Bucknell at 35:43. Sydnor tapped in a rebound.
Only 1:07 went by before Lock Haven retook the lead on junior Kiersten Cepeda’s third goal of the season as Lock Haven went up 2-1. That’s how it would stay for the remainder of the game.
Junior Paige Stuppy had five saves for Lock Haven as she improved to a perfect 7-0 on the season.
Lock Haven had four shots on goal with the other two shots coming from Smith senior, Rachel Valentine. Valentine has nine goals and one assist on the season, including 23 shots on goal.
Also in the statbook, Lydia George has two goals and two assists on the season, Colleen McCabe has scored two goals and has one assist, Stephanie Whiteman has a goal and three assists, and Noelle Kephart and Danalee Degannes each have one goal a piece.
This week, Smith was named Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. She scored the only goal in the 48th minute of Lock Haven’s 1-0 over LaSalle on Friday.
The field hockey team will look to move to 9-0 in nonconference action as they continue their five game homestand on Friday against Rider at 7p.m. at Charlotte Smith Field.