Field Hockey Suffers Conference Road Loss

Field Hockey Suffers Conference Road Loss

Emily DiGaetano made nine saves for the Susquehanna University Field Hockey team but the River Hawks were outshot 14-3 and suffered a 2-0 loss to Juniata College Wednesday night in a Landmark Conference game at Knox Stadium in Huntingdon.

After a scoreless first half where DiGaetano made three saves for Susquehanna (6-7 overall, 1-3 Landmark), the Eagles (8-4-3-1) opened the scoring five minutes into the second period with a penalty stroke goal.

Midway through the second half, Juniata added an insurance goal just seconds after a penalty corner as the Eagles were able to sustain offensive pressure.

The River Hawks had a chance to score late in the game with five consecutive penalty corners but the Juniata defense was able to keep the ball out of the cage.

The Eagles held a 14-3 edge in shots for the game but the penalty corner numbers were much closer with Juniata holding a slim 9-8 edge.

Susquehanna continues Landmark Conference play Saturday with a 1 p.m. game at Drew University and will play a final non-conference game Monday hosting Randolph-Macon on Sassafras Field.