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Field Hockey Falls in A-10 Contest to La Salle, 3-0

Davidson senior Paige Albert (1), from Houston, Texas sprints past her LaSalle opponent. The Cats came up short in their A-10 home opener.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson field hockey dropped their Friday contest with Atlantic 10 foe La Salle, 3-0, at Belk Turf Field. The team drops to 0-7 overall and 0-2 in the A-10, while La Salle improves to 5-2 (2-1).

Davidson sophomore goalie Sarah Zeszotarski allowed just one goal in over 67 minutes of action, but two late empty netters to secure the win for the Explorers. Junior Kristin Kisa tallied a team-high three shots for the ‘Cats, with one on-target.

The Wildcats looked to have the advantage in the first period, drawing five penalty corners to La Salle’s two and outshooting the Explorers six to two. Despite the outcome, Davidson tallied six more shots than La Salle.

With just 10 minutes remaining in the first half, the Explorers were rewarded a penalty corner, and after a blocked shot (La Salle’s first of the frame, no less), senior Kendall Kreider found the ball from the stick of classmate Katie O’Grady and sent it to the back of the cage.

Davidson worked three corners over the remainder of the half, but was unable to find the back of the cage. As the second half dwindled and the ‘Cats were still unable to net the equalizer, the team pulled Zeszotarski to give them an extra offensive force. The Explorers took advantage, adding insurance with goals within a minute of each other.

The Wildcats will wrap up their homestand Sunday, welcoming non-conference foe Ohio for a noon tilt.

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