The SUNY Morrisville field hockey team celebrated its graduating senior class prior to the non-conference battle with Sweet Briar College Sunday morning, honoring forward Heather Cummings (Akron) and Mary Klecha (Greene) on Drake Field in Morrisville.

The basics:

  • Final Score; Sweet Briar 3, Morrisville 1 (halftime: Sweet Briar 3-1)
  • Location: Drake Field, Morrisville
  • Records: Sweet Briar 10-5, Morrisville 3-9

What you need to know:

  • Host SUNY Morrisville field hockey dropped a non-conference affair Sunday early afternoon by a 3-1 final score to visiting Sweet Briar on Drake Field in Morrisville.
  • The Vixens struck early, posting a 1-0 lead with their tip off a corner play from the center of the circle 1:50 in.
  • Before the end of the opening quarter, though, Morrisville tied it up at one with a post score as Heather Cummings (Akron) knocked the ball to the left post where Camberly VanValkenburg (Walton) connected with the sweep for the evening tally.
  • Less than a minute later Sweet Briar regained the one goal lead converting a penalty stroke awarded after a defensive foul that occurred goal line.
  • The visitors increased their lead to two before the half, as Avery Jones collected her second off the sweep at the 20:05 mark.
  • Morrisville pressured the Vixens defensive unit in the third and fourth quarters, but was unable to break through as they fell in the non-conference bout.
  • Morgan Dueber (Owego) recorded nine stops in the loss, six in the second frame.
  • Aria Treadway (Rome) contributed to the defensive efforts with a defensive save.

By martha

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