Field Hockey Clinches MAAC Tournament Berth With 6-3 Win over LIU Brooklyn


NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University field hockey team clinched a berth in the MAAC tournament for the first time since 2014 after defeating LIU Brooklyn, 6-3, Friday evening. Kelsy Hopkins recorded a hat trick in the win, with Colleen McAninley, Emily Alexis and Allie Brouhard also tallying a goal apiece.

The Pioneers return to action on Sunday, Oct. 21, when SHU plays host to Quinnipiac at 5 p.m.

The Scoring

  • (6:39): Makenna Crawford sent a pass to Hopkins who snuck it past the keeper to give SHU a 1-0 lead

  • (22:10): Brouhard sent in the corner to Marlena Koellner, who stopped it while Emily Alexis fired it home for a 2-0 lead

  • (23:57): Eva van Wakeren corralled a loose ball and fired it past the keeper to cut the SHU lead to 2-1

  • (33:37): Bridget LaRiccia sent a pass to Brouhard who finished the play with a goal to give SHU a 3-1 lead

  • (40:11): Casey Carrigan sent a pass to van Wakeren in front of the net and she put it past the keeper to cut the Pioneers' lead to 3-2

  • (50:41): Kayla Kruk sent a long pass to Hopkins, who made a move past a defender in the circle then shot past the keeper to extend the SHU lead to 4-2

  • (65:48): Brouhard sent a pass to Hopkins in the circle, who snuck it past the keeper for her third goal of the game

  • (67:42): McAninley carried the ball into the circle and fired it home to give SHU a comfortable 6-2 lead