Lock Haven Holds Off Siena Field Hockey, 2-1
Oct. 10, 2004
Mandy Daschbach broke a scoreless tie 15 minutes into the second half, and Kellie Kulina scored what proved to be the game winner at the 65:39 mark as Lock Haven muscled its way past a pesky Siena team 2-1 in Loudonville Sunday. Kristen Heyde equaled her career-high with 16 saves, as the Bald Eagles peppered the Siena cage with 43 shots.
The two teams battled to a scoreless first half with Lock Haven out-shooting Siena 13-0 and holding a 7-0 advantage in penalty corners. Heyde and the Siena defense did an excellent job keeping the Bald Eagles off the board for as long as possible. The senior captain made several sprawling stops on the afternoon, turning the visitors away time and time again. Defenders Lauren Mecchella and Anne Linley each added to the effort with a pair of defensive saves.
Daschback's score came off a set play in which she took a crossing pass from Nikki Sweger and beat Heyde with a well-timed effort. Lock Haven kept the seemingly endless pressure on following the score, amassing a total of 30 shots in the second stanza to go along with 12 penalty corners.
Kellie Kulina added what proved to be a much-needed insurance goal off one of the corners with just under five minutes remaining. Kulina took a direct pass from Katie Stewartz, stepped inside the circle, and fired a shot that found its way to the back of the cage.
Entering the final minute of play, the Bald Eagles had out-shot the Saints 43-0. Siena's Traci Baldwin managed two shots in the final minute, the last of which accounted for the team's lone score. Baldwin deflected an entry pass from Jessica Peluso past Melissa Stubblefield to make the score 2-1.
Siena now has a week of rest before returning to NEC action at home against Sacred Heart next Sunday.