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William Smith field hockey closes William Smith Classic with 3-2 win over Lebanon Valley

GENEVA, N.Y.—The William Smith College field hockey team defeated Lebanon Valley College 3-2 this afternoon to close out the William Smith Classic.
Leading the way for the Heron defense was junior Kristen McCormick who recorded two saves on the day, improving her personal record to 2-0 on the season. Adding to the Heron defense was senior Mary Kate Breward who recorded one defensive save on the day. The Herons outshot the Flying Dutchmen 14-7 on the day with 11 shots on goal. 

MATCH MOMENTS:

  • The Herons took an early lead just 2:05 into the game thanks to junior Libby Maxwell. Maxwell ripped a shot from the top of the arc that the Dutchmen goalie couldn’t stop, resulting in the first goal of the game.
  • Just over 10 minutes later, graduate student Emily Leonard doubled the lead for the Herons. Leonard recorded her fourth goal of the season bringing her point total to eight on the year.
  • In the second quarter, junior Sofia Pattillo extended the lead to three for the Herons. Pattillo played a crucial role into the Heron offense as she recorded five of the 14 shots for William Smith on the day. Pattillo now has five goals on the season, matching her goal count for the 2021 season in just five games.
  • The Flying Dutchmen turned on their attack in the third quarter, recording two goals within four minutes of each other. The Herons defense stood tall allowing zero shots in the fourth quarter to close out the game.
     

COACHES CORNER:

“Today’s game was a fun battle,” Head Coach Sophie Riskie ’07 said. “Lebanon Valley fought incredibly hard, putting on a lot of pressure in the second half. We finished opportunities early and remained focused and composed down the stretch.” 

UP NEXT:

William Smith will host Keuka College on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in a non-conference battle at McCooey field.

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