Local sports: Phoenix hockey cruise past Colonels

The Phoenix field hockey team cruised past the Colonels of Wilkes University Saturday in non-conference play.  The Phoenix (6-0, 0-0 CSAC) cruised past the Colonels (1-4, 0-0 MAC), convincingly defeating their opponent by a final score of 4-2. 

How It Happened

Less than two minutes into the first quarter, senior Breeann Sheaffer (Middleburg, PA/Midd-West) dribbled in from the right side and launched a shot past the keeper, tipping the score in Wilson’s favor, 1-0. In the second quarter, fifth-year senior Michaela Singer (Annville, PA., Annville-Cleona) tapped in a goal off an assist from freshman Jordan Hastie (Frederick, MD, Governor Thomas Johnson) that put Wilson up 2-0. Later in the quarter, junior Abigail Rosenberry (Shippensburg, PA., Shippensburg) dished off a pass to junior Alexis Pflumm (Camden, Del., Caesar Rodney) who nabbed another goal for Wilson; extending their lead to 3-0 going into the half. Opening up the second half, Singer kept pushing the offense as she tallied her second goal of the match, with the assist once again belonging to Hastie. Wilkes managed to steal two goals in the fourth quarter but the Phoenix would prevail, 4-2.

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Inside the Box Score

Singer continues her hot start to the season, rattling off two goals for the second straight game. Pflumm and Sheaffer collect their second and third goals of the season, respectively. Rosenberry registered one assist while Hastie provided two. Fifth-year senior Krista Nayadley (Hampton, VA, Hampton) come up with two saves. Altogether, Wilson totaled 14 shots on goal while limiting their opponent to just five. 

Up Next

The field hockey team will hit the road where they will take on the Eagles of Juniata College on Wednesday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. 

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