Wilkes Athletics

09/13/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2017 17:55

Wilkes Field Hockey Turns on Burners in Second Half to Down Keystone 4-0

Wilkes Field Hockey Turns on Burners in Second Half to Down Keystone 4-0

EDWARDSVILLE - In a game that was tied at zero going into halftime, the Wilkes University field hockey team scored four unanswered goals in the second half to defeat Keystone College 4-0 at Schmidt Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

The Lady Colonels improved to 2-3 on the season.

The contest was mostly passing in the first half with each team registering two shots and Wilkes notching three penalty corners compared to just one for the Giants.

Freshman got the scoring started when she took a pass from junior and one timed a shot into the right side of the goal.

Junior netted her first goal of the season in the 50 minute when junior lined a shot of off a penalty corner that bounced pinballed off of a defender right to Gayoski with an open net.

Freshman increased the lead to 3-0 in the 52 minute when Gayoski passed it off of a penalty corner allowing Stepanski to wide up and put a laser right through the goalkeeper's legs.

Dunn finished the scoring in the 70 minute when she scored unassisted, taking a rebound from a Surdy shot and depositing it in the net.

The Lady Colonels ended the game with a 14-7 advantage in shots, 9-4 hitting the target, and held a 12-4 penalty corner advantage.

Wilkes returns to the field when it will face Alvernia for a 12:00 p.m. non-conference game Saturday at Schmidt Stadium.