MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — The Keuka College Field Hockey team earned the 3-1 victory over Morrisville State in their first North Eastern Athletic Conference game of the season.
Keuka College 3 at Morrisville State 1
Keuka College controlled the play in the first quarter. The Wolves took advantage of a Morrisville State green card midway through the frame with multiple shots and corners. Keuka had six attempts at goal and four corners in the first, but the game would remain scoreless after 15 minutes.
It did not take long in the second quarter for the Wolves to pull ahead. Vanessa Wilkins sent a shot in off of a corner play and Shelby Lamb tipped it into the goal 3:49 into the second for the 1-0 lead. Keuka College doubled their lead minutes later on the man down. While serving a green card penalty, Emily Stallone centered the ball and found Alysa Maddaleno for the goal. Keuka would carry the 2-0 lead into the locker rooms at halftime.
Morrisville came out fast in the third with Kassidy Valentine making multiple saves and Makaela Mills adding a defensive save for the Wolves. Keuka College was awarded a penalty stroke with just under five minutes left in the quarter. Michaela Marrero stepped up and converted to the Wolves for the 3-0 advantage after three quarters.
Morrisville State would ruin the shutout with a goal in the fourth quarter, but Keuka College would see the game out as the Wolves defeated the Mustangs 3-1 on Saturday.
- Keuka College won their second straight game against Morrisville State on Saturday, improving to 2-3 all-time against the Mustangs
- The Wolves had 26 shots in the game, tying for third-most in a single game in program history
- Marrero's penalty stroke goal was the first career goal for the junior
- Kassidy Valentine made three saves in 40+ minutes of shutout field hockey to earn the win. Saturday was the 50th career game for the senior from California
Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves remain on the road on Tuesday as they travel to King's College. The Monarchs defeated the Wolves 2-1 at Keuka College last season.