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Weekend College Games: October 21 - 27

Oct. 21, 2021, 12:33 p.m. (ET)

Each week, USA Field Hockey' highlights some college games in Division I, II and III.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

DIII: Allegheny vs. Houghton | 7:00 p.m. ET | Highlanders All-Access

Allegheny (6-7, 1-4 NCAC) faces Houghton (4-8, 2-3 E8) in Houghton, N.Y. for a late week 7:00 p.m. game.

Allegheny comes into this match after most recently posting a 4-0 win over Oberlin in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) play Tuesday night. Despite a scoreless first quarter, the Gators tallied the game winner two minutes into the second frame. Getting on the scoresheet was Bella Cowen, Emma Anderson, Ramsay Smith and Kinsley Greenlaw. The Gator defense held Oberlin to zero shots and registered 23 of their own. 

Houghton looks to bounce back after dropping a 3-1 decision at Nazareth last Saturday. The Highlanders got the scoring started with a goal from Cedar Smith but was unable to answer the next three from Nazareth. Houghton and Nazareth tied at eight penalty corners each, but Houghton trailed in shots 14 to 10. 

This is the first time in program history these two teams will meet.  

DIII: No. 10 Bowdoin vs. Husson | 7:00 p.m. ET | Husson Eagles

No. 10 Bowdoin (10-3, 6-3 NESCAC) travel to Bangor, Maine to compete against Husson (5-5, 4-1 NECC) at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

Bowdoin last played on Saturday, where they handed Connecticut College a 6-0 loss in their second to last regular season New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) matchup. Faith Jennings tallied the first three goals of the match with two coming in the first quarter and another just a minute into the second. The rest of the goals came in the second half from Jill Cloonan, Claudia Kriz and Bailey Prete. The Polar Bears finished the game with 24 shots to Connecticuts one and 12 penalty corner opportunities. 

Husson is also looking to stay in the win column after defeating UMaine-Farmington 2-0 this past Tuesday. Victoria Friend was responsible for both of the Eagles’ goals and tallied the game winner in the 7th minute of play. Husson took advantage of their limited opportunities on goal going two for three on their shots. UMaine-Farmington totaled nine penalty corners to Husson’s five. Goalkeeper Kimmie Goddard posted a shutout, stopping the three shots she saw throughout the match. 

The last meeting between Bowdoin and Husson took place on October 17, 2019. Bowdoin took home a 5-0 win against the Eagles, extending their overall win streak to 17 and pushing the all-time record to 17-0 in favor of the Polar Bears. Their first-ever meeting took place back on October 28, 2003 in Orono, Maine. 

Friday, October 22, 2021

DI: Stanford vs. California | 5:00 p.m. PT | PAC-12

A West Coast battle will take place Friday evening between Stanford (3-5, 2-3 AE) battles California (8-4, 4-1 AE) when these teams meet for a second time this season at 5:00 p.m. PT.

Stanford comes into this game after dropping a 3-1 decision against Monmouth. The Cardinal, who have been playing without a goalkeeper all season, managed to respond after Monmouth tallied the first goal off a tap in at the back post. Lily Croddick scored the lone goal for Stanford in the second quarter in the 19th minute. Despite the lack of a goalkeeper, freshman Cara Sambeth stepped up with two defensive saves of her own with Molly Redgrove tallying one as well. 

 

California registered a 2-0 win at UC Davis in their most recent competition. Scoreless heading into halftime, Megan Connors broke the stalemate four minutes into the third quarter with a tap-in from the left side of the cage. Jane Onners gave the Bears a brace off a penalty corner in the fourth quarter. California finished the game with 15 shots and five penalty corners.

 

There is a rich history between these programs with the record sitting at 24-23 in favor of Stanford. In the last meeting between the Cardinal and Bears, California edged Stanford 1-0 ending Stanfords seven game overall win streak. The first official game between the two took place on September 19, 1999. 

DII: No. 9 Adelphi vs. Southern Connecticut  | 7:00 p.m. ET | NE10 NOW

No. 9 Adelphi (9-4, 7-3 NE10) plays Southern Connecticut (2-11, 2-8 NE10) in New Haven, Conn. at 7:00 p.m. ET on Jess Dow Field. 

Adelphi comes into this game after a close victory over Northeast 10 opponent Saint Thomas Aquinas on Wednesday. Despite a quiet opening quarter, freshman Amanda Lee found the back of the cage in the 19th minute to net the deciding tally. The Panthers took 12 of their 15 shots in the first half and still outshot the Spartans 15 to 7.

Southern Connecticut looks to break an eight-game losing streak with their last win coming on September 22 against Mercy. They most recently dropped a 4-1 contest to Pace on Tuesday night. A bright spot for the Owls is goalkeeper Janelle Ward who stopped 11 of the 15 shots she faced. This was Wards seventh-consecutive game with double-digit saves. Scoring the lone goal and tallying the first of her career was Megan Habakangas in the second quarter. 

In the last meeting, Adelphi registered a 9-0 win against Southern Connecticut on November 2, 2019. The all-time record stands at 13-4 with Adelphi winning the last eight. Southern Connecticut last beat the Panthers on October 23, 2013.

DIII: Colby-Sawyer vs. Anna Maria  | 6:00 p.m. ET | Boxcast

Colby-Sawyer (12-3, 8-1 GNAC) travels to Paxton, Mass. to take on Anna Maria (4-11, 2-7 GNAC) in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) regular season play at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Colby-Sawyer most recently defeated Rivier 1-0 on Wednesday. With less than two minutes to go in the first quarter, sophomore Aleah Murph found Julia Lanctot who scored the first and only goal of the game, registering her eighth of the season. The narrow victory was junior goalkeeper Lauren Wilkinson’s fifth shutout of the season. Colby-Sawyer led in shots 21 to nine and penalty corners 15 to five.

Anna Maria looks to bounce back after dropping a close 1-0 game to Johnson and Wales. After a scoreless first half, Johnson and Wales scored the difference maker in the third quarter off of a goal from Darian Shepherd, assisted by Jillian Miele. Anna Maria goalkeeper Hannah Tobey made five saves on the day. 

Historically, Colby-Sawyer leads Anna Maria 6-4 in all-time meetings. The last game took place on October 26, 2019 and saw Colby-Sawyer capture a 1-0 victory. The Amcats look for their first win over Colby-Sawyer since September 5, 2015.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

DI: Dartmouth vs. Columbia | 12:00 p.m. ET | ESPN+

Dartmouth (4-8, 0-4 Ivy) hosts Columbia (6-6, 0-4 Ivy) in Hanover, N.H. at 12:00 p.m. ET on Chase Field in a regular season Ivy League matchup.

Dartmouth looks to register their first win since September 19 when they defeated Merrimack. The Big Green most recently met Harvard where they were edged 4-0. Holding Nationally Ranked No. 13 scoreless in the first half, the Crimson got on the board in the final seconds of the third quarter with a goal from Siofra Murdoch. Dartmouth trailed statistically registering one shot to Harvards 25 and earning zero penalty corners throughout the contest. Goalkeeper Hatley Post totaled 11 saves on the day. 

Columbia last dropped a close 2-0 game to No. 3 Rutgers on Sunday. Rutgers netted goals in the first and fourth quarters with the game winner coming in the eighth minute of play off a successfully converted penalty corner tip from Bridy Molyneaux. Columbia tallied six shots with five being on target and earned just one penalty corner. Lions’ goalkeeper Alexa Conomikes registered an outstanding career-high 18 saves throughout the match. 

The last meeting between these programs took place on October 26, 2019 and saw Columbia take home a 4-3 victory over Dartmouth. The all-time record sits at a close 8-7 in favor of the Big Green. The last game that was decided with a goal differential larger than one was back in 2016 where Columbia won 5-1.

DII: Seton Hill vs. No. 5 East Stroudsburg | 12:00 p.m. ET | PSAC Sports Network

Seton Hill (1-12, 0-6 PSAC) faces No. 5 East Stroudsburg (13-3, 7-1 PSAC) at 12:00 p.m. ET in East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Seton Hill looks to get their second win of the season in this contest against the Warriors, with their only win coming against Frostburg on September 2. The Griffins most recently played No. 1 Shippensburg where they lost 12-0. The Raiders got on the board early and often with six goals in the first and second halves each. Jazmin Petrantonio led the way for Shippensburg with five goals. Seton Hill goalkeepers Shannon Mccormac and Emma Jorgensen split time in net. Mccormac made 11 saves on the 24 shots she faced while Jorgensen made five saves on the 14 shots on goal. 

East Stroudsburg is coming off a huge 1-0 win against higher ranked, No. 2 West Chester on Tuesday evening. Becca Heffner scored the game's only goal with 3:50 left in the first half. ESU was efficient in the circle registering only two shots to West Chesters 16. Warrior goalkeeper Amy Supey posted another shutout and tallied seven saves on the day. 

The last time ESU and Seton Hill met was on October 26, 2019 where the Warriors edged the Griffins 6-0. East Stroudsburg is undefeated in the all-time meeting record 11-0. 

DIII: Bryn Mawr vs. Franklin & Marshall | 1:00 p.m. ET | CC Digital Network

Bryn Mawr (8-5, 3-4 CC) hosts Franklin and Marshall (6-7, 2-5 CC) for a 1:00  p.m. ET. start time at Applebee Field.

Bryn Mawr looks to remove after falling to Centennial Conference (CC) opponent Muhlenberg in a close 2-1 contest on Wednesday. After leading nearly the entire game, Sarah Chapman scored the opening goal just over two minutes into the Muhlenberg proved potent with time winding down, as the hosts scored a tying goal with 32 seconds left to play before netting the game winner in the first overtime period with 36 seconds left. Goalkeeper Maggie Titus made four saves for the Owls, as the team outshot Muhlenberg 10 to nine, but trailed in penalty corners three to six.

Franklin and Marshall faced No. 2 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday and dropped the meeting 4-0. The Diplomats were outshot 20 to one, with Darby Klopp recording the only shot. Goalkeeper Sydney Lipp made seven stops for Franklin and Marshall.

The last time these programs met in October 2019, Franklin and Marshall was ranked No. 5 and edged Bryn Mawr 3-0. 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

DI: Central Michigan vs. Saint Louis | 1:00 p.m. ET

In a non-conference game, Central Michigan (3-10, 1-4 MAC) takes on Saint Louis (2-12, 1-5 A-10) in Missouri for a 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. 

The last time the Chippewas took the field they dropped a close 2-1 double overtime thriller to Ohio. Scoreless through the first half, Ohio got on the board first in the third quarter. Central Michigan responded with five minutes remaining in regulation on a Allaura Bohan goal. The Bobcats ended the game in the first 20 seconds of the second overtime period. Central Michigan finished with seven shots and five penalty corners. Katie Maxim was in goal for all 70 minutes for Central Michigan and registered 11 saves on the day. Central Michigan will face Mid-American Conference (MAC) opponent Bellarmine on Friday before this game.

Saint Louis looks to build on their most recent success against Atlantic 10 (A-10) opposition Virginia Commonwealth University. The Billikens blanked the Rams 1-0 giving them their second win of the season and first in A-10 play. The lone goal of the contest was scored by Josefina Perez early in the second quarter. SLU was efficient in the circle, capitalizing on just three shots on goal against VCUs ten. Virginia Commonwealth also led in penalty corner opportunities 13 to three. Saint Louis goalkeeper Sasha Sander tallied ten saves on the day and posted her third career shutout. Saint Louis will play Indiana on Friday in a non-conference meeting before facing Central Michigan.

Central Michigan and Saint Louis most recently competed on September 2, 2019. The Chippewas comfortably won that contest 3-0. 

DII: Sewanee  vs. Converse | 2:00 p.m. ET | CC Digital Network

Sewanee (4-7, 1-2 SAA) travels to Spartanburg, S.C. to face Converse (8-5, 7-3 CC) on Hayden Abney Fulp Field at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Sewanee will look to rebound after dropping a 9-0 decision to Christopher Newport last Sunday. The game winner was netted just under four minutes into the contest by Emma Logue. The Tigers managed to tally two shots on goal and earn two penalty corners. Combining for a total of 11 saves were Sewanee goalkeepers Claire Damare and Barbara Canty. The Tigers will play Southern Virginia on Saturday before this game with Converse.

Converse will celebrate senior day in this meeting with Sewanee. The Valkyries are on a five-game win streak that dates back to October 3 with their most recent win coming over Queens. Converse handed the Royals a 3-0 loss with the game winner coming in the third quarter from Catalina Pistaccio. Converse took 17 shots with ten being on target and earned nine penalty corners in the contest. 

Sewanee beat Converse 8-2 the last time these programs met on September 22, 2018. This marked the first-time the two teams played in program history. 

DIII: Susquehanna vs. Concordia | 10:00 a.m. ET | Landmark Digital Network

Susquehanna (12-3, 3-2 Landmark) hosts Concordia (6-7, 2-1 SAA) on Sassafras Multipurpose Field at 10 A.M.

Susquehanna looks to extend their three-game win streak after most recently defeating Keystone 1-0 on Wednesday in a non-conference game. The Riverhawks possessed the ball throughout the game, controlling the pace and flow. They attempted a season-high 28 shots, holding Keystone to just two. They scored the only goal of the game in the 12th minute, off a penalty corner deflection found Ashley Schreffler on the finish. This win marked their 12th of season and most wins in a season since their 2016 campaign. Susquehanna will play Landmark foe Catholic on Saturday before this game.

Concordia is coming off back-to-back victories over Transylvania last Saturday and Sunday. In their match-up on Sunday, the Falcons took home a 6-0 win to cap off a senior day celebration. Five different Falcons had their hand in the dominant victory with standout Paige Armijo led the way with two goals. Concordia finished the game with 21 shots and seven penalty corners. Concordia will face Neumann on Friday before their game with Susquehanna.

Monday, October 25, 2021 

DII: Lindenwood vs. Queens | 12:00 p.m. ET | Queens Sports Network

Lindenwood (6-6, 0-0) travels to Charlotte, N.C. to take on Queens (6-9, 5-7 SACC) in their final game of the 2021 regular season at 12:00 p.m. ET. 

Lindenwood will face Coker and Belmont Abbey before their game with Queens on Monday. The Lions last played on October 5 against Frostburg State where they edged the Bobcats 3-0. Three different athletes got on the scoresheet for Lindenwood with Pauline Terwindt netting the difference maker, and her first of the season, just eight minutes into play. Lindenwood held Frostburg to just one shot on goal and tallied 16 of their own. 

Queens looks to drive off their most recent overtime 4-3 win against Newberry on Wednesday. In closing out South Atlantic Conference Carolinas regular season play, senior Victoria Tredinnick sealed the win for the Royals scoring the game’s golden goal just over five minutes into the overtime period. Queens was outshot 12 to eight, while goalkeeper Avian Thompson recorded the win in net making nine saves.

The last meeting was a close one goal decision that ended 3-2 in favor of Lindenwood. The Lions led Queens in all-time meetings 3-1 with the first game taking place on September 17, 2016. 

DIII: Bryn Athyn vs. Neumann | 4:00 p.m. ET | AE Network

Bryn Athyn (0-8, 0-4 CSAC) competes against Neumann (2-12, 0-4 AE) in Aston, Pa. at 4:00 p.m. ET Monday afternoon. 

Bryn Athyn is still on the hunt for their first win of the season after falling 9-0 against Notre Dame (MD) on Saturday. The game winner was netted in just under a minute from the start of the match. Bryn Athyn goalkeeper Kailey Brower managed to tally nine saves on the day after Notre Dame registered an impressive 40 shots with 31 being on target. They will face Wilson on Saturday before this game.

Neumanns last game was against Gwynedd Mercy and they suffered a 2-0 loss. Gwynedd Mercy scored their two goals in the second frame. Goalkeeper Megan Frame stopped a stroke in the fourth quarter and made several saves on the goal line and at the posts. She finished with five saves on the game. Neumann will play Concordia on Friday before this game.

Neumann took home a 7-0 victory against Bryn Athyn the last time the programs met back on September 7, 2019. That match marked the second time the two teams played in program history. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

DII: Monmouth vs. No. 14 Princeton | 5:00 p.m. ET | ESPN+

Monmouth (8-5, 3-2 AE) and No. 14 Princeton (8-5, 5-0 Ivy) will face off in Princeton, N.J. for a midweek matchup at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening. 

Monmouth comes into the contest after defeating New Hampshire 4-1 this past weekend. Scoring a goal in each quarter, Hanna McKie, reigning America East (AE) Offensive Player of the Week, got the scoring started for the Mountain Hawks in the fourth minute of play. Despite New Hampshire responding to tie it at 1-1, Monmouth went on to score three unanswered goals with the last two coming from Aylin Aufenacker. Monmouth outshot New Hampshire 16 to 11 and registered six penalty corners. They will face Albany on Friday before meeting Princeton Tuesday.

Princeton looks to extend their five-game win streak after most recently winning an overtime thriller 3-2 over No. 5 Penn State. Sammy Popper pushed Princeton over the edge just 2:49 into the first overtime period. Prior to that, U.S Womens National Team athlete Beth Yeager netted her 16th of the year in the first five minutes of the game. Mackenzie Allessie scored with just six seconds remaining to force an overtime responding to the goal by Grace Schulze that put Princeton 2-1 ahead. Princeton will face No. 12 Harvard in a big Ivy League matchup prior to their game with Monmouth.

The last time these teams met was back in 2018 where Princeton captured a 4-1 victory. The Tigers lead Monmouth 4-0 in all-time meetings with the first game taking place back in 2006. 

DII: No. 10 Bentley vs. Saint Michael's | 3:00 p.m. ET | NE10 NOW

No. 10 Bentley (10-4, 8-2 NE10) faces Saint Michaels (4-11, 3-8 NE10) at 3:00 p.m. ET in both teams' second to last game of the 2021 regular season. 

Bentley comes in at No. 10 this week in the NFHCA Coaches Poll after defeating going on a five-game win streak. On Wednesday, they defeated Franklin Pierce 3-0. Sophomore Katie Thies and junior Ava Bevilacqua each scored for Bentley to earn their tenth win of the season in Northeast-10 (NE10) conference play. Goalkeeper Madison Clark recorded the shutout without having to make a save. They will take on New Haven and Molloy before this meeting.

Saint Michaels will be aiming to end a five-game losing streak after dropping a 5-3 decision to American International on Wednesday. In an eventful opening quarter, the Purple Knights got on the board fist with 6 minutes gone on a goal from Bridgie Loughlin. American International found the equalizer a minute later but Jenna Puleo regained the lead two minutes following. AIC took the lead on a pair of goals midway through the second quarter. Saint Michael’s tied the game 50 seconds into the third quarter on another goal from Puleo but American International tallied two in the fourth for the win. Saint Michael’s will face Pace before this game.

DIII: Springfield vs. Gordon | 4:00 p.m. ET | Live Stream

Springfield (4-9, 1-5 NEWMAC) and Gordon (1-8, 1-3 CCC) face off at 4:00 p.m. ET in Wenham, Mass. at Brigham Athletic Complex. 

Springfield will look to get back in the win column after dropping their most recent game against Mount Holyoke, 5-2. Springfield was ahead 2-1 leading into halftime after two first quarter goals from Grace Majka and Mollie Duclos. Mount Holyoke went on to score three unanswered to put the final score at 5-2. Springfield ended the game with 12 shots and seven penalty corners. Springfield will played Smith in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on Saturday before this meeting.

Gordon most recently played Roger Williams last Saturday. The Fighting Scots lost that game 5-1 with their last victory being recorded on September 18 against Nichols in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) regular season play. In their game with Roger Williams, Gordon tallied their only goal of the game late in the fourth quarter when Cara Goudie converted on a penalty stroke. Gordon goalkeepers Sophea Zaskoda and Katelyn Pelletier split time in cage and combined for eight saves on the day. Gordon will see WPI and Western New England before this contest.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

DII: No. 3 Millersville vs. No. 5 East Stroudsburg | 6:00 p.m. ET | Ville Sports Network

No. 3 Millersville (12-2, 5-2 PSAC) will welcome No. 5 East Stroudsburg (13-3, 7-1 PSAC) to Chryst Field at 6:00 p.m. for this top-10, midweek Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) game.

This game will have big PSAC implications as Millersville sits just under East Stroudsburg at No. 3 in the PSAC despite the higher national ranking. Millersville most recently defeated Bloomsburg 1-0 in dramatic overtime fashion. After an entirely scoreless game, it only took the Marauders 32 seconds into the first overtime period to seal the victory. Hannah Brown was the difference maker as she collected and scored the rebound off the goalkeeper's pads from her own initial shot. Millersville led in shots 12 to six and penalty corners by the same margin. Millersville will play PSAC opponent Mansfield on Saturday before this game.

As highlighted earlier, East Stroudsburg is coming off a huge 1-0 win against No. 2 West Chester on Tuesday evening. Becca Heffner scored the game's only goal with 3:50 left in the first half. ESU was efficient in the circle registering only two shots to West Chesters 16. Warrior goalkeeper Amy Supey posted another shutout and tallied seven saves on the day. They will face PSAC foe Seton Hill on Saturday before this match.

In the last meeting on November 8, 2019, East Stroudsburg won 3-0 over Millersville. ESU leads the all-time record 23-11 with the Warriors currently on a four-game win streak. The first game between the two programs dates back to October 2, 2002. 

DIII: Stevenson vs. No. 8 Messiah | 7:00 p.m. ET | GoMessiah

Stevenson (5-8, 2-4 MAC Commonwealth) faces No. 8 Messiah (12-2, 6-0 Commonwealth) at Grantham, Pa. at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Stevenson will wrap up regular season play with this game against Messiah. The Mustangs are coming off a 3-2 overtime win against Hood on Wednesday. The Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth game, saw Stevenson start the game dominant scoring their first goal three minutes into the contest. They extended the lead in the second on a goal from Rylee Leakway. Hood tallied in the second and third frames to even the game. The Mustangs earned a peanlty corner just one minute into the overtime period. Inserted by Leakway, Meghan Huey fired the game winner. Stevenson held a 16 to four advantage in shots and 14 to one advantage in penalty corners.

Messiah aims to keep their win streak alive after extending it to five wins in a row after defeating Catholic University of America on Wednesday. The Falcons connected for a score from Ashlyn Smith late in the second quarter to take the lead and then added an insurance goal midway through the fourth from Nicole Shank to seal the victory. Statistics were even with Messiah edging Catholic 14 to 13 in shots, yet Catholic holding the advantage in penalty corners 10 to four.

Messiah earned a 5-1 victory over Stevenson the last time these two programs met back on April 1, 2021. Messiah leads the all-time record 10-0 with the first meeting taking place during the 2012 regular season.

 

Division I rankings based off of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll Week 7 (posted October 19, 2021)
Division II rankings based off of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll Week 6 (posted October 19, 2021) 
Division III rankings based off of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll Week 6 (posted October 19, 2021) 

Photo Credit: Bentley Athletics, Central Michigan Athletics/Keara Chapron, Colby Sawyer Athletics/Michael Pezone, Dartmouth Athletics/Doug Austin, Houghton Athletics, Lindenwood Athletics/Don Adams Jr., Messiah Athletics, Millersville Athletics, Princeton Athletics/Shelley Szwast, Sewanee Athletics/Joe Dobrowski, Stanford Athletics, Susquehanna Athletics/Brooklyn Zeier