HAMILTON, N.Y. – The Bryant University field hockey team posted their second win of the season by shutting out Colgate, 2-0.
Records: Colgate 2-5, Bryant 2-6
Location: Tyler's Field (Hamilton, N.Y.)
Coach de Vries' Comments
"I'm very happy with the win as it was very hot and Colgate really played well. We kept our goals clean but we have to play with more belief when we are on the ball."
In the 25th minute of play, Kylie Nelson (Searsmont, Maine) had a breakaway opportunity which pulled Colgate's goalkeeper to come out of the cage. Nelson's shot hit the far post but Ally Burdick (Cambridge, N.Y.) darts into the crease to put the ball away for the first Bryant goal of the game. The momentum that the Bulldogs gained after the goal was the difference in the 2-0 victory.
- 25' – Bryant 1, Colgate 0 – Nelson shot the ball passed the Colgate keeper but the ball hit the far post. Burdick got the rebound and blasted the ball into the back of the net to give the Bulldogs the lead.
- 64' – Bryant 2, Colgate 0 – During Bryant's fifth penalty corner of the game, the aggressive Bulldog offense was putting pressure on the Raider's defense by getting multiple opportunities for a goal. With the Colgate keeper out of position, Eva Bazen (The Hague, Netherlands) found Nelson in front of the goal and she was able to poke the ball in the cage to further Bryant's lead.
- Eight Bulldogs took chances for goals today. Emily Perryman (Lebanon, N.H.) led the team with three shots and two of them on frame. Leyna DiMarco (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Nelson also had multiple shots posting two each. Bazen, Burdick, Pia Klupp (Hamburg, Germany), Brittany Gouws (Cape Town, South Africa), and Clare Luttrell (Freehold, N.J.) each tallied one shot.
- Marijn Jaarsma (Uithoorn, Netherlands) posted four saves today as Bryant's defensive unit only allowed Colgate to take seven shots, four on goal. This is Jaarsma's second career shutout as she posted one last week in Bryant's first win over Hofstra last Sunday.
- Bazen records her first career assist today off of Nelson's first goal of the season. This is Nelson's second career goal.
- The Bulldogs led in penalty corners, 4-3, and outshot the Raiders, 12-7.
Bryant takes a trip up north to meet with New Hampshire on Friday at 3 p.m.