CHAMPS! Field Hockey Claims MAC Freedom Title with 1-0 Win Over DeSales

MADISON, N.J. (November 3, 2018) - The FDU-Florham field hockey team defeated DeSales University in the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Championship game 1-0, Saturday afternoon at Robert T. Shields Field. The Devils established a school-record with their 17th win of the season, and won the MAC Freedom Championship for the second time. The 1-0 win was the sixth 1-0 win of the season, while the 10th shutout of the season extended the school-record. Their first MAC Freedom title came in 2014, and the Devils are making their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history. Besides 2014, FDU qualified for NCAA's in 1984 and 1986. Senior Makayla Pak was awarded tournament Most Valuable Player after notching a goal and an assist in the two tournament contests. The Devils nearly scored in the opening minutes. In the 7th minute, senior Chrissy Penney found herself in a scrum for the ball in front of the cage and somehow rifled a shot passed the keeper but DeSales sophomore Erin Chioffe made a full-extension diving save to keep the game tied at zero. Both teams were unable to get another shot on goal until the 32nd minute when the Bulldogs shot attempt was saved by senior Samantha R