By: Lee Finkelstein
KU women’s field hockey team came out with the win on Saturday, Sept. 18. The Golden Bears played against Slippery Rock University and had their first road win of the season in a 2-1 victory.
Senior Erin Reynolds had two goals in the game. She scored the first goal of the contest off of a penalty stroke. The goal gave the Golden Bears a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute of play.
A penalty corner was awarded to Gina Smarrelli of Slippery Rock. The ball was passed to KU goalie Kayla Denlinger, causing the game to get tied up in the 35th minute and put the game at a 1-1 tie at the half time mark.
As the second half of the game began, the Golden Bears scored in the 43rd minute. This was from yet another penalty corner kick. Erin Reynolds’ shot got past goalkeeper Carlee Dumars, giving KU a 2-1 lead in the game. Since the season began, Erin Reynolds already has four goals and is leading the team in scoring.
Within the last five minutes of the game, Slippery Rock tried to tie with the Golden Bears for the second time. Lindsay Brown took the last shot, but was saved by KU freshman Jess Strohecker. This was her first defensive save of the season.
While in goal, Denlinger had four saves.
The Kutztown University women’s field hockey team will be traveling to Shippensburg on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The team will be attempting to extend their three game winning streak. The time is of the matchup will be set for 5 p.m.