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FIELD HOCKEY DROPS 6-1 DECISION TO LEHIGH
Lehigh got on the board first when Jen Schmeltze scored the first of her two goals on the evening at the mark off of a pass from junior Marissa Iannarone. Maureen Harrington then scored a goal of her own off of a rebound at the mark to put the Mountain Hawks in front 2-0. Schmeltze and Iannarone then hooked up again at the 27:34 mark and Lehigh was in front by a trio of goals.
Iannarone then got into the scoring act netting a goal of her own at the 29:36 clip and the home team was in front 4-0. Sophomore Moira Garrity found the back of the net off of a spinning move in the circle at the 31:49 mark and the Mountain Hawks took their 5-0 lead into halftime.
Junior Mary Beth Kuenne blasted a shot from the top of the circle off of a corner at the 54:17 mark and Lehigh was in front by a commanding 6-0 score. UMBC finally got on the board at the 65:20 mark when Cecile Banas fed Kristi Troster off of a corner and the Retrievers were down 6-1.
Lehigh had 12 corners on the evening compared to UMBC’s three, while in goal for the Mountain Hawks senior Jeanine Hoff stopped one shot to pick up the win. Retriever starting goalie Meghan Polek sent back an amazing 16 Mountain Hawk shots, while backup Ashley Benitez did not stop any shots on the day.