Field Hockey Falls to Colgate, 4-0

Sept. 15, 2004

Sarah McCarthy started the scoring at the 18:30 mark of the first half, and the Raiders kept the pressure on all 70 minutes in a 4-0 non-conference field hockey victory over Siena in Loudonville Wednesday. Colgate's balanced attack produced a pair of goals in each half, and goalie Jacque DeMarco kept the Saints out of the cage despite some second half opportunities.

McCarthy's goal capped off a first half onslaught that saw Colgate out-shoot Siena 13-3. Goalie Kristen Heyde made four of her eight saves before the intermission for the Saints. McCarthy deflected a feed from the top of the circle by teammate Natalie Heller following a penalty corner on a set play to start the scoring. The Raiders struck again at the 29:15 mark when Lauren Remkus finished a deflected pass in the left side of the cage.

Jessica Peluso provided the only excitement in the first half for Siena, managing consecutive shots on a breakaway. DeMarco turned away each offering with her pads, and then cleared the ball to avert any damage.

Colgate extended its lead in the second half as Ashley Schneider found a wide-open Nancy Miller who beat Heyde stick side for the third goal of the game. The Saints then mounted several mild rallies, the best of which came when junior Kathleen Brennan fired a shot from the top of the circle that DeMarco slid to stop. Kath Shelley found the back of the cage following an active sequence with less than a minute left to account for the final 4-0 tally.

The Raiders held a decisive statistical advantage, out-shooting Siena 20-6 on the game and controlling a 15-7 advantage in penalty corners.

Siena begins a three-game road swing at Bucknell on Friday.