Berglin Saves 13, But Colgate Falls to Hofstra

HAMILTON - Junior goalie Jennie Berglin kept the Raiders within a goal for most of the game with 13 saves, but Hofstra snuck by with a 10-8 win on Saturday afternoon.

Colgate (0-2) was led on the offensive side of the field by Megan Ark and Alison Flood. The pair of midfielders had two goals and an assist for three points. Sarah Bowles was able to record her first collegiate goal in the first half. Berglin pushed aside 13 shots with eight coming in the second half.

Hofstra (2-1) got hat tricks from Sam Lenox and Emily Considine, while Kelsey Gregerson pushed aside nine shots in her second win of the season.

The two teams played a tight first half with Hofstra earning a slim 6-5 lead after 30 minutes. They traded goals until Hofstra gained the first two-goal lead of the game at 6-4 with a free-position goal from Alexandra Mezzanotte with 6 minutes left in the half. Colgate was able to cut the lead to one with Monica White scoring with a nice feed from Kallan Murray.

Flood got the scoring started with a nice individual effort. She won the draw and went straight down field and gave Colgate a 1-0 lead just 14 seconds into the game. The Raiders had a pair of one-goal leads early in the game with scores from Ark and Lauren Gorejak. Sarah Bowles scored her first collegiate goal with 11:26 remaining with an assist from Ark that tied the game at 4-4.

The second half was a low-scoring affair with the Pride scoring three of the final four goals down the stretch to earn the 10-8 win.

Taylor Fischer and Flood were able to tie the game twice in the second half. Fischer's came 1:44 into the final frame with Flood assisting to tie the game at 6-6. After the Pride regained the lead at 7-6, Flood tallied her second of the game with 11:35 left in the game to knot the game again. She picked up a ground ball in front of Gregerson and put it into the net as she fell to the turf.

Hofstra got back-to-back goals from Considine and Lenox to open a two-goal lead at 9-7 with 9:44 remaining. Ark was able to cut the lead to one at 9-8, but Mezzanotte put the game out of reach with her second coming with 5:25 remaining in the game.

Colgate is back in action on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. as the Raiders travel to Canisius. The Raiders host Drexel at home next Saturday.

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Hamilton, NY Sophomore attacker Emily Considine and junior Sam Lenox each posted hat tricks and junior attacker Brittain Altomare added a goal and two assists as Hofstra captured a 10-8 victory over Colgate on Saturday afternoon at Tyler's Field.

Considine's goal at the 10:13 mark of the second half broke a seven-all tie and goals from Lenox and senior midfielder Alexandra Mezzanotte would give the Pride the final two goals of the contest and allow Hofstra to earn the two-goal victory.

The win improves Hofstra's record to 2-1 this season, while Colgate slips to 0-2 in 2014.

It was a back-and-forth first half as neither team could pull away, with Hofstra holding the lone lead larger than a goal at 6-4 with 6:13 left before intermission.

Lenox got Hofstra on the board at the 28:44 mark to make it 1-1 on the scoreboard and a goal from Considine with 15:16 left before halftime would give the Pride its first lead of the game at 4-3.

Hofstra took a 6-5 lead into the break as Colgate's Monica White scored with 2:29 left in the first half to account for the final scoring in the first 30 minutes.

Colgate would knot the score at six just 1:44 into the second stanza off a goal from Taylor Fischer and the game would be tied at seven after a goal from the Raider's Alison Flood with 11:35 to play in regulation.

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2014-02-22



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