Sacred Heart Falls to Lehigh 4-1 in Season Opener

Kim Stow

(Bethlehem, PA) - Karly Duven scored her first goal of the season, but the Sacred Heart Field Hockey team fell to Lehigh 4-1 in the season opener.

Lehigh opened the scoring on Abbey Tolton's goal at the 25:23 mark.  However, Duven tied it for the Pioneers just over four minutes later, beating the defender outside the circle for an unassisted goal at the 29:35 mark.

The Mountain Hawks took the lead for good early in the second, as Kimberly Eng picked up a loose ball in front for an unassisted goal at the 37:42 mark.  Madison Ingal made it 3-1 at the 47:24 mark, dribbling into center and slamming a shot inside the right post.  Katey Fardelmann closed the scoring off Eng's pass after a penalty corner at the 51:23 mark.

Senior goalkeeper Kim Stow turned away 15 of Lehigh's 19 shots on goal.

Sacred Heart looks to rebound Sunday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. on the road against West Chester University.