Field Hockey Downs Lehigh, 6-2 La Salle University
BROOKLYN, N.Y.— The LIU Brooklyn field hockey team was paced by a total team effort in the 6-2 win over Lehigh on Sunday afternoon. The Blackbirds (2-8) had seven players register a point against Mountain Hawks (1-8) in the first home win of the season at LIU Field. First-year midfielder Eva van Wakeren led the offense with her first career hat trick. She now leads the team with six goals on the season. Junior Madi Cook and sophomore Jenna Chrabolowski both recorded a goal and an assist in the game. Freshman Riley Lambert picked up her first collegiate goal for LIU. Juniors Lydia Trout and Gillian Vallaster along with redshirt-sophomore Casey Carrigan tallied assists for the Blackbirds. Junior goalkeeper Molly Jannell registered 10 saves in her second win on the season. LIU got on the board in the 10th minute as van Wakeren fired the shot from the right side off the penalty corner for the early lead. The Blackbirds continued to click off the penalty corner as van Wakeren potted her second goal of the half at 18:33 for the 2-0 advantage. The Blackbirds did not stop there, needing just 12 seconds out of the break for the third score of the game as Vallaster set up Lambert for the diving chip in. Chrabolowski and Cook connected for LIU five minutes later to make it a four-goal game. Lehigh would finally get on the board off the penalty corner as Sam Nason deflected the shot from Lenke Havas past Jannell in the 47th minute. The Mountain Hawks continued to find success off the corner as Nason potted her second goal of the game in the 55th minute to bring the score to 4-2. LIU responded shortly after on the penalty corner as van Wakeren recorded her third goal of the game for a new career-high and her second multi-goal game of the season. The Blackbirds netted the final goal of the game in the 59th minute as Cook set up Chrabolowski for the breakaway score to bring the final to 6-2. UP NEXT The Blackbirds conclude the three-game homestand next Sunday, September 30 with a 3:30 p.m. contest against La Salle.