Hurwitz Leads the Bison Stampede over Howard

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senior Madison Hurwitz collected a career-high nine points with five goals and four assists, leading Bucknell to a 22-9 victory over Howard on Wednesday evening at Greene Field.

Cori Thielemann added four more goals and Katelyn Miller had a huge game with three goals, three assists and eight draw controls in the Bison vs. Bison match-up.

Ryan Wenk tossed in three goals, Adrienne Wendling and Sophie Kleinert had two each, and Emily Kookogey, Sam Rickels and Caroline Collins one apiece as Bucknell posted a season high for goals in a game. Collins, a sophomore defender, scored the first goal of her career. Kookogey also had an assist for a multi-point night.

Howard scored first just 73 seconds into the game, but Bucknell scored the next six goals in a row to take command. Five different players scored during the run, with Hurwitz scoring twice.

Late in the half Howard used a 4-2 run to pull within 10-6, but Kleinert stopped the momentum with an unassisted tally with 1:32 left to make it 11-6 at the half.

Bucknell (2-10) then stormed out of the locker room with six goals in the first 8:11 of the second half. Miller's goal stretched the lead to 17-6. Howard scored three goals in a row, but then Bucknell scored the final five of the night, including a shorthanded tally from Hurwitz off a Kookogey assist.

Hurwitz came within one goal of her career best. She tallied six goals against Manhattan in 2011. Her previous best for points in a game was seven against Presbyterian last season. Hurwitz also led the Bison with four ground balls against Howard.

Thielemann's four goals marked a new career high, and she also led the team with three caused turnovers.

Jaymie Cox led Howard (1-11) with three goals and eight draw controls, while Courtney Lackey and Cynthia Smalls added two goals each. All nine of Howard's goals were unassisted, with three coming on free-position shots.

Bucknell outshot Howard 39-20 and led 18-7 in ground balls and 19-14 in draw controls. Howard goalie Candace Ross finished with 11 saves, while Caroline O'Neill had four for Bucknell.


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