Davidson Field Hockey Rolls Over Central Michigan
DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson field hockey team ventured into non-conference play Sunday and emerged with a 2-1 home win over Central Michigan at Belk Turf Field.
The Wildcats, shutout in their previous two outings, improved to 5-8 overall, as the Chippewas fell to 1-15.
“It feels good to finally score, especially after working on our attacking 25 all week,” said Davidson coach Ginny Turner. “It still needs some work, but the team is really taking each game as an opportunity to put together what we talked about during practice.”
Wildcats senior Kristin Kisa scored her team-leading sixth goal of the year off a penalty corner and Courtney Byler assist in the ninth minute. Nine minutes later, Nellie Turnage provided the Wildcats’ second goal and a 2-0 lead.
Central Michigan’s Samantha Glapinski scored in the 66th minute.
“I think it was a well-fought game, and we were well-balanced all over the field today with our backfield really holding strong, our midfielders creating a lot of movement into the attack and our forwards doing a great job opening up space in the circle,” said Turner. “I was also happy to see the team hold strong in the final minutes when Central Michigan scored.”
There were a couple familiar faces on the Central Michigan sidelines. Former Davidson assistant coach Catherine Ostoich is the head coach of Central Michigan. Former DCFH player and Davidson graduate Hannah Fisher serves as the Graduate Assistant Coach. Fisher is working on her Masters degree in Administration concurrent with coaching the Chippewas.
The Wildcats will host No. 12 Saint Joseph’s at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Belk Turf Field. The match, originally scheduled for Sept. 14, was postponed by Hurricane Florence.