NEW PALTZ– The SUNY New Paltz field hockey team fell to the Dutchwomen of Union, by a score of 2-1, on Friday evening on the Turf Field. Hawk seniors Kristen Donnelly (Nichols/Owego Free Academy), Kristen Bergmann (Massapequa), and Ann Marie Rudd (Garden Park/New Hyde Park Memorial) played their last home game wearing a Hawk uniform.
In the 21st minute Maryana Organidis (Belford, NJ/Henry Hudson Regional) ripped a hard shot but was nicely saved by the Union goalkeeper.
Minutes later, Sarah Schloss (Brant Lake/North Warren) showed quickness down the field into the Union territory, but was stopped by the last defender in her way.
In the 23rd minute Schloss found the back of the cage with a brilliant assist from Alyssa Finck (Hudson/Ichabod Crane).
In the 30th minute Union answered right back with a goal from Caroline Moran.
A minute later, Finck fired a shot but was saved by the diving Union goalkeeper, making it a score of 1-1 at the half.
The second half became more physical as a few injuries occurred. However, the Hawks kept their composure and were persistent the rest of the game.
In the 48th minute Schloss used her deceptive moves again on a fast break, as she got by every Union defender. Schloss was stopped at the last moment when her shot was saved by the Union goalkeeper.
In the 62nd minute Lauren Winchell scored for Union, making it a final score of 2-1.
Union’s goalkeeper Sarah Rios earned the victory in net for the Dutchwomen. She allowed one goal on 15 shots, saving 11.
Goalkeeper Elizabeth Tong (Woodstock/Onteora Central) recorded the loss in net for New Paltz. Tong allowed two goals on 11 shots, saving seven.
The Hawks fall to 7-10 overall and return to the field tomorrow when they travel to Ramapo. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.