Kutztown Loses Shootout on the Road at Millersville

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. Sophomore Jillian Spencer (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township) and senior Kelsey Hogan (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) each scored four goals on Tuesday, but Kutztown dropped a 15-11 decision on the road to Millersville in a PSAC match-up at Biemsderfer Stadium.

Hogan was a perfect 2 for 2 on free position attempts for the Golden Bears (2-8, 1-5 PSAC). It was a season-high in scoring for Hogan. Spencer netted all four of her goals in the second half in helping Kutztown attempt the comeback.

Senior defender Marisa Kalodner (Havertown, PA/Haverford) picked up a season-high-tying five ground balls against the Marauders (6-4, 2-4). Fellow defender Kelsey Halligan (Havertown, PA/Haverford) had a team-high three caused turnovers.

Millersville got off to a hot start, scoring the first three goals of the game in the opening 11 minutes of play. Junior attacker Rosa Buffolino (Monroe Twp., NJ/Monroe Twp) responded for the Golden Bears with two goals within 48 seconds to pull Kutztown within one.

Staying on the offensive coming off a free position attempt, Kutztown's Katie Feairheller (Ocean City, NJ/Ocean City) found Hogan for a game-tying goal midway through the first half.

The Marauders ended the first half scoring four of the final five goals to take a 7-4 lead at halftime. Just like it did in the first half, Millersville was effective in the opening minutes of the second half and scored five unanswered goals in the first 10 minutes to take a 12-4 lead, its largest of the game.

The Golden Bears continued to fight, scoring five of the next six goals. Senior Gina Carmina (Flanders, NJ/Mt. Olive) sparked the scoring spree with a free position goal. Hogan then scored two goals in the next two and a half minutes to cut the lead to 12-7.

Following a goal by Millersville, Spencer opened her scoring montage with a pair of goals to bring KU within four at 13-9. Spencer and Millersville traded the final two goals of the game as a four-goal deficit was the closest the Golden Bears would come to amounting the comeback.

Junior goalkeeper JoAnn McLaughlin (Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape) made 13 saves as Millersville totaled 39 shots, 28 of which were on goal. Both teams grabbed 14 draw controls.

Brooke Fisher led the Marauders with four goals and three assists. Hannah Vogel also netted a hat-trick for MU.

The Golden Bears return to action on Saturday, April 13th for Senior Day at Keystone Field against Edinboro University beginning at 1:00 p.m.


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