Field Hockey looks to get back to NCAA playoffs

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Sara Myers returns to helm to lead the Wilkes University women’s field hockey team. She last held the Wilkes head-coaching job from 2005-2010. The Lady Colonels are currently 1-3, getting their win against Union College 3-0 and losses came from No. 2 Salisbury University, Juniata College and Arcadia University.

“We just have minor things we need to work on, I know when we fix these little issues we will be back on track,” said senior Stephanie Hahn.

Still very early in the season, the Lady Colonels look to get back to the NCAA playoffs like last season. With returning players and some of the new talent brought into the team, the Lady Colonels feel very confident about having a strong season.

“All our returners are very important to our team. We are just really going to work hard we really have any amazing team and a lot of talent I know when we all come together we can make playoffs again,” said Stephanie Hahn.

Lady Colonels recently took on Arcadia University at Schmidt Stadium. Arcadia took a 1-0 lead 19:42 into the game and added the second goal 42:49 to end the scoring for the game. Wilkes six shots in the first half. Arcadia had three shots in the first half. In the second half Wilkes had three shots compared to Arcadia’s six shots. Wilkes finished the day with nine shots, 4 of which were on target. Arcadia also had nince shots, seven of which were on target. Lauren Burrows made her first start in goal for the Lady Colonels and finished the day with 5 saves. Mia De Plato had 4 saves for the Knights.

The lady Colonels still have many games left in the season.

“We are focusing on coming together as a team as well as working on our minor mistakes. If we do that we can win the game this week.” said Hahn.

The lady Colonels will be back in action on Saturday September 20th at 1:00 P.M. in Reading, Pa, followed by Albright College and Manhattanville College.