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Wildcat Field Hockey Tames Towson Tigers

by | Aug 26, 2018 | Sports

The Wildcats celebrate their 3-1 win over Towson.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson field hockey team used a pair of second half goals to down Towson in non-conference action Sunday at Belk Turf Field, 3-1.

Teammates congratulate senior Leah Nortier on her goal against Towson.

With the win Davidson improves to 1-1, while with the loss Towson opens the year 0-2.

Tied at 1-1 at the intermission, Wildcat senior Courtney Byler netted the eventual game-winner just over thee minutes into the second frame, redirecting a Corynne Hammit shot for her first of the young season.

Davidson got an insurance goal 13 minutes later as Caitlyn Gund found Leigha Nortier to extend the Wildcat advantage to two goals. The ‘Cats had a significant advantage in possession in the second half.

The ‘Cats got their first goal of the season 16:25 into the game as senior Kristin Kisa found the back of the cage off Gund’s first of two helpers on the day. The Tiger leading scorer from a year ago, Katie McNeel, recorded Towson’s first of the season with just over five minutes left in the first, hammering home a ball from Kendra Sykes to send the game into the break knotted at one apiece.

Courtney Blyler (24) maneuvers around a Towson player.

Towson outshot Davidson (11-8) and edged them on cage (7-6), but Wildcat goalkeeper Sarah Zeszotarski made six saves in the winning effort.

The Wildcats return to action Friday, August 31 when they play host to Rider in a non-conference tilt at Belk Turf Field. Game-time is slated to start at 6 p.m.

Senior Kristen Kisa was one of three Wildcats to score in the match vs Towson.

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