By Brandon Wentz

Anna beam drives the ball downfield
Anna beam drives the ball downfield

As the seniors were commemorated on Kutztown’s Senior Day, the girls’ field hockey team was able to earn a valuable Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) victory against Mansfield. The score at the conclusion of the match was 5-2 in the first game Marci Scheuing, KU’s head coach, was able to knock off her alma mater of Mansfield.

Kutztown dominated in the shots category, besting MU by a margin of 27-10. Of KU’s 27 shots, 20 of them were shots on goal.

The flurry of shots from the Golden Bears began to break down Mansfield’s defense early, with their first goal coming in the 13th minute from the foot of Anna Behm. That goal by Behm was her 13th of the season and gave KU an early lead.

The maroon and gold’s lead did not stand long though. Mansfield came back to answer the very next minute with a goal from Kayla Grunza.

This PSAC match up stayed locked at a draw for a short while until in the 22nd minute KU once again took the lead. This time Madison Wampler was the culprit, scoring on a rebound for her third goal of the season.

Kutztown led 2-1 for the remainder of the first half, and coach Scheuing must have given them the same instructions for the second half as the first half as both Behm and Wampler came out to score their second goals apiece in the second half.

Wampler scored her fourth goal of the season on another rebound in the 48th minute and Behm scored her second of the contest and 14th of the year just two minutes later.

The Golden Bears continued their 3-0 scoring run and made it a 4-0 run in the 54th minute with a goal from Courtney Konowal. The goal for Konowal was her third on the season.

Mansfield added a second goal in the 59th minute when Lacey Croasdale scored from a kick across the box. Fortunately for Kutztown, this was the last goal Mansfield would score.

Following this game, Kutztown moved to a 7-7 record and a 5-5 mark in conference play. KU currently ranks sixth in the PSAC conference and will continue their hunt for one of the six playoff spots available in the conference on Tuesday October 28, at 7pm.


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