Field Hockey Bests Bryant 2-1

Marlena Koellner (Steve McLaughlin)
Marlena Koellner (Steve McLaughlin)

The Sacred Heart University field hockey team earned its second consecutive MAAC win, defeating host Bryant 2-1 in Providence, R.I. Sunday afternoon.  The Pioneers improve to 6-9 overall and 2-1 in league action, while the Bulldogs fall to 3-13 on the season and 1-2 in MAAC action.

Bryant scored first, taking a 1-0 lead with a tally at the 13:04 mark. The Pioneers tallied the equalizer 16 minutes later and the teams went to the break tied 1-1. SHU wasted little time in the second-half, putting home the game-winner 2:30 into the final period.

SHU plays its final road game of the regular season on Friday, when it travels to MAAC foe Rider for a 7 p.m. match.

The Scoring:

  • Freya Ward gave Bryant an early lead, tipping in a ball from the stick of Floor van Dommelen
  • Nichole Tolli drew the Pioneers event at 29:21 with a goal off of a corner, with assists to Allie Brouhard and Marlena Koellner
  • Koellner scored the game-winner 2:30 into the second-half, with assists from Brouhard and Colleen McAninley


  • Hailey Power improved to 4-4 on the year, making three saves in net for SHU
  • SHU finished with a 16-4 advantage in shots, including a 10-2 edge in controlling the second-half
  • The Pioneers posted six of their nine penalty corners in the opening half, and finished with a 9-4 edge in the category
  • Lyndsay Swanston made five saves and allowed two goals


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