Field Hockey's Historic Season Ends in NCAA National Semifinals
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pace University field hockey team had its historic 2018 season end on Thursday night with a 3-0 loss to East Stroudsburg University in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals. The Setters' sensational year closes with a record of 18-3. Despite the defeat, the Blue and Gold have no reason to hang their heads. Just in their fourth season as a program, the Setters tallied the most wins in the country this season while finishing just one contest shy of the NCAA National Championship game. Execution on penalty corners proved to be the difference on Thursday night as all three of the Warriors' goals came following corner opportunities. Karisa Turner notched both of East Stroudsburg's goals in the first half, striking in the fourth and 17thminutes. Kelli Shapiro put in the Warriors' final tally at the 42:59 mark of the second half. Despite winning the battle of possession, the Setters were only able to put one shot on net against a stout ESU defense. Freshman Grace Henderson (Kingswood, South Australia/Unley) registered five saves for Pace in net as she completes her terrific rookie campaign with a record of 18-3. Henderson's final goals-against average of 0.85 finishes second in the nation.